Events and Courses 2015


Tues 6 Jan Nigel Semmence, Regional Bee Inspector, talk on 'Current Research and Implications for disease Control in Future' to Andover BKA. Venue Picket Piece Social Club Start 1930 hrs.

Wed 21 Jan John Haverson talk on 'Alternative Hives' to Cotswold BKA


Sat 7 Feb Group Meeting at Hook with Eileen Burke

Fri 20 Feb John Haverson talk on 'Natural Beekeeping' to Fareham BKA


Tues 3 March Heidi Herrmann talk on the 'Sun Hive and Natural Beekeeping' to Andover BKA at Picket Piece Social Club Walworth Road SP11 6LU .  Starts 1930 hours.


Sat 25 Apr Bee Health Day at Sparsholt College north of Winchester. Organised by Nigel Semmence Regional Bee Inspector  Cost £10 Contact Jim Stuart for details and to book a place, on

Sun 26th Apr SKEP MAKING COURSE at Redman's Farm Broughton

Contact Tabitha through the Yahoo forum.


Sat 2 May Group Meeting at Twyford, near Winchester with Steve Strange


Sat 13 Jun Group Meeting at Barford St Martin including Plant swap and Garden Party. Contact Sarah Cowell details tbc.

Sat 27 Jun Group meeting with Chris Parks at the Sacred Grove Westmill Farm Watchfield SN6
To be joined by Oxford Natural Beekeepers.


Sat 4th and Sun 5th July SOUTH WEST NATURAL BEEKEEPING CONVENTION at West field Farm Chew Valley Somerset Download the programme and booking form.


Sat 22 August Group Meeting at Bishopstoke, Eastleigh near Southampton with Reader Englefield

This meeting now postponed until Sep 26.


Sat 5th and Sun 6th September  
 'Listen to the Bees' a Natural Beekeeping Course with John Haverson                    
 Consider an alternative method of beekeeping guided by the biology and natural behaviour of the honeybee.  This bee-centric approach is non-intrusive, low intensity and far less 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.

Where: Over Wallop, Hampshire SO20  Price:£80 for two days              

Student numbers will be restricted to eight.  For further information and a booking form contact Chris at 


Sat 26th September Group Meeting at Bishopstoke, Eastleigh near Southampton with Reader Englefield


Saturday 14th November 2015; The Hampshire BKA Convention will be held at Sparsholt College The speakers will be: Prof Dave Goulson - his book "The Sting in the Tale" is a delight; Prof David Evans “Varroa and viruses - a dangerous combination”; Simon Croson "Beekeeping through the Camera Lens" and Nigel Semmence will be telling us what we need to be concentrating on in 2016.  There will be the usual stands such as Thorne, Compak, and Northern Bee Books, plus Arnia and Brunel. For tickets contact Jim Stuart 01264 323185 

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