Importing honey bees into Great Britain - Small Hive Beetle (SHB)
A major new risk to the health of the bee population - there is an imminent and serious risk that an exotic pest,
Small Hive Beetle, could be introduced into the British Isles. Please see article: Bee Diseases and Insurance Ltd
Sign the petition deadline: September 23rd 2021.
See also the Government response dated 29th April 2021.

British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) President Margaret Wilson - Positive Thinking
Margaret started writing her monthly newsletter 'Positive Thinking' as she felt members needed to hear positive
things about the BBKA. 
Download and read

Asian Hornet
For information and advice please see our Asian Hornet page.

Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association meetings
Apiary meetings are subject to Covid 19 restrictions.
Numbers will be limited and booking required. 
Please see our calendar for further details and future meetings.
For links to online talks and other useful beekeeping information please see our Learning resources page.

BBKA events calendar
BBKA list of talks available for beekeepers in the UK.

Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) spring webinars
40+ free webinars for spring 2021 offer beekeeping education and training to all beekeepers.
Details: and events calendar.


Photography John Cleverley