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
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 2019Saturday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE COURSE IS NOW FULL - Chris has a waiting list in case of cancellations.
Saturday 18th May. Eleanor Coke has invited us to visit her garden apiary in Weyhill near Andover.
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 https://www.kneppsafaris.co.uk/
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.
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 7th . Rosie Wallis has invited us to her garden apiary in Sturminster Newton for our usual lunchtime meeting.
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