Events and Courses 2019

January 2019

February 2019

Saturday 23 February. 

 Judith Carrie will be hosting our lunch time meeting at the Brush Makers' Arms Upham Southampton SO32 1JJ .  If weather permits we will visit Bees in her garden

March 2019

Saturday 23 March . 

 Change of venue;  John Haverson will be organising a skep workshop at the Over Wallop Church Hall ( SO20 ). From late morning until mid afternoon.  The session is to enable people to continue work on straw skeps, but people are welcome to join us to chat about bees.

April 2019 

Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April - '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.
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 St Peter's Church Hall,  Over Wallop, Stockbridge Hants SO20  8HT
The main tutor will be John Haverson assisted by Eleanor Coke.  For further information contact Chris Haverson at 
THE COURSE IS NOW FULL -  Chris has a waiting list in case of cancellations.

May 2019

Saturday  18th May.    Eleanor Coke has invited us to visit her garden apiary in Weyhill near Andover.

June 2019

Saturday 8 June

Farnham Sustainability Festival .  For more detail and offers to assist with our Bee stand contact Kate Denning


Wednesday 12 June

Group visit to Knepp Farm in Sussex for a 'Wildlife' safari  1400 - 1700; led by pollinator expert from 'Buglife'.  Only 13 places at group rates so book early: contact Eleanor Coke.    For more information see

Friday 14th June

A group of Swiss beekeepers will be visiting 'treatment free' beekeepers in UK . On Friday 14th June they will visit Pertwood Farm and the Zeidler tree hive to learn and discuss our natural husbandry approaches.  For more information contact JohnHaverson

Saturday  15 June. 

  Steve Strange will host our meeting over lunch in his 2 acre meadow at Twyford , SE of Winchester.

July 2019

August 2019

Saturday 10 August .

Gareth John has invited us to his large and varied apiary in Burford OX10 to see and discuss hive developments. Members of the Oxford Natural Bees group and the Wye valley group will also be attending. Let John Haverson know if you plan to attend.

September 2019

September 7th  . Rosie Wallis has invited us to her garden apiary in Sturminster Newton for our usual lunchtime meeting.


November 2019

Saturday 16 November. Meeting at the Grosvenor Hotel, High Street, Stockbridge, SO20 6EU Assemble 1030 for 1100  in the Bar.


Look Forward to 2020

April 2020  On April 4 and 5th  John Haverson will be running a 'Listen to the Bees'  course on Natural Beekeeping in Over Wallop SO20.. See Events 2020



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