Southampton and District Beekeepers Association was formed in 1941 from its predecessor the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Bee Keepers Association.

By 1946 it had 182 Members. The current membership of the Association is 55 members with a further 10 friends and 3 honorary members. The age of the members range from the teens to those of a more stately age.

Please explore our association website to discover more about Southampton and District Beekeepers Association and beekeeping in general.

Thinking of finding out a bit more about beekeeping? If you would like to Join Us and become a member or friend of the association, please consider the information within the Join Us section and contact the Membership Secretary should you require any additional information.


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Next Talk


Bat conservation , a talk by Nick Tomlinson on

17 March 19:30hrs, at the Golf Academy, Chesnut Avenue, Eastleigh SO50 9PF


Equipment Making Day 10:00 to 15:00hrs on 19 March at Mountbatten School, Whitenap Lane, Romsey  SO51 5SY









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A one day course to help and encourage beekeepers of all abilities to improve their bees using simple methods.

On Sunday 28 February 2016, 09:00-16:00 at Nursling Village Hall, Nursling Street, Southampton SO16 0XH

Bee Improvement for All

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It is with much regret we have to report that Brian Heath passed away on 5 February 2016. Brian was a very supportive member of the Association but had to give up Beekeeping in 2007.  You are

invited to attend a Service of Thanksgiving on Friday 26 February at The Methodist Church, Sedgewick Road, Bishopstoke at 2.00 pm.