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This is where you will find information sheets produced by association members to share their beekeeping thoughts and experiences.

These information sheets can be printed, laminated and used as apiary guides.

Copyright Note: The documents below are copyright protected.  In general, S&DBKA welcome the use of our resources in print or other media.  If you would like to use material from this site, please contact S&DBKA from the Contact Us page.

Spring Inspection notes https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/spring.pdf

BBKA Basic Assessment and Syllabus kindly produced by Mid Bucks Beekeepers Association  https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/documents/BBKABasic.zip

Artificial Swarming / Raising a new Queen https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/artificialswarming.pdf


Getting The Most From Your Bees On The Heather https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/heather.pdf


Extracting Heather Honey https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/heatherpress.pdf


Shook Swarming https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/shookswarming.pdf


Brood Disease https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/brooddisease.pdf


Hive Inspection Sheet - For recording details of hive inspections (HBA Handbook extract) https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/multiplehiveinspectionsheet.xls


Easi-steam Wax Extractor- Instructions and guidance notes https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/easysteam.pdf


BS Nucleus Hive Plans (Original drawings by Adam Smith)
https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/documents/BSNuc.zip

‘Patch Method’ for Queen rearing in small colonies (Presented by Mike Holloway, S&DBKA lecture, Tuesday 17 January 2012)  https://www.southamptonbeekeepers.co.uk/index_files/notes/PatchMethodQR_201201.pdf