Events and Courses 2017

Events and Courses 2017

February 2017

Saturday 11 February: NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE   Group Meeting at the Grosvenor Hotel Stockbridge. SO20 6EU ,  . Discussion to include: Rating colonies, swarms, Use of Bait boxes and Hive lifts


Saturday 11 and Sun 12 March .  Log Hive making Course with Matt Somerville of the Natural Beekeeping Trust .  Venue Tangley north of Andover Hants. Visitors welcome to watch and 'have a go'.

April 2017

Saturday and Sunday 8/9 April:  'Listen to the Bees' a natural beekeeping course on how to live in harmony with honeybees using the Warré hive.  Main instructor John Haverson. Venue will be Westfield Farm Somerset  contact Bryony for details.

29 April:  Group Meeting at Sturts Farm near Three Legged Cross Dorset. Michael Phillips to show his skep hive colonies

May 2017

June 2017

10 June:  Skep Making workshop  at Nutley Farm, Broughton SO20.  John Haverson will be available to assist new skepists.

July 2017

Saturday 1st July  Group Meeting in Twyford south of Winchester hosted by  Steve Strange at his meadow with large box hives and yurts.

Saturday 8th July  Visit  Kew Gardens to see the Hive.  Contact Eleanor Coke for more details.

September 2017

Saturday 2 September:  Group Meeting with Reader Englefield at Bishopstoke Eastleigh.

October 2017

Saturday and Sunday 7/8 October ' Listen to the Bees' is a beekeeping course on an alternative method of beekeeping  using the Warré hive, guided by the biology and natural behaviour of the honeybee. For details see:
This bee-centric approach is non-intrusive, low intensity and little work; it reduces stress on Bees and beekeepers to mutual benefit.  Non-treated colonies can adapt to varroa, live in harmony with people and provide a modest honey harvest.
The venue will be at Village Farm  East Portlemouth Devon.
The main tutor will be John Haverson assisted by Emily Reed of Black Bee Combe.  For further information contact Emily Reed at

November 2017

Saturday 18th November.  Group meeting at the Grosvenor Hotel bar, Stockbridge Hants SO20 6EU.  Timings 1030 for 1100, finishing about 1500 hrs.  Order your own drinks and lunch.  Contact Reader or Eleanor for more information..


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