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The Portsmouth Beekeepers’ Association exists to promote the craft of beekeeping and increase public awareness of bees and their contribution to the ecology around Portsmouth in Hampshire, UK.
Beekeeping is the maintenance of honey bee colonies in hives, in order to collect honey and beeswax, this maybe for the purpose of pollinating crops, or to produce honey for sale. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary. The technical name for beekeeping is apiculture, based on the word "apis" which is the latin term for bees. Through their membership in the association, beekeepers enjoy:
We are currently numbering around 125 registered, partner and country members and we are affiliated to Hampshire Beekeepers Association and the British Beekeepers Association.
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The P&DBKA newletters are published on this website and they contain lots of up to the minute information. Please read them!
"The majority of beekeepers do not give sufficient insulation and no beekeeper ever gave too much " Everertt Phillips Franklin
September to April meetings will be held in the larger room, at the Porchester Parish Hall, on the fourth TUESDAY of each month.