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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.
The shop manager is Cliff McGaughey. The address is "The Skep", The Bastion, Portsmouth.
Please note, that for the winter period (October to March) the shop will not be routinely opened, but goods can be obtained by contacting Cliff as below.
No money is ever left in the shop and the premisis are alarmed.
The shop will be opening every Saturday from 24th February until end of September between 10.00 and 11.00 a.m. There are good supplies of wax, jars etc. etc. so please do make use of this Club facility. The shop is for the benefit of all members, hopefully saving them long journeys to other suppliers or having to pay postage (as well as money on your purchases). Every effort will be made to keep prices as low as possible by making bulk purchases, so it’s up to you to let us know your requirements. At present the stock of some items is limited, but we do have plenty of frames and foundation in anticipation of the spring honey flow. So, the success of this venture is really up to you – your patronage is all that is needed, so I look forward to your orders.
The Sustainability Centre will be open every Tuesday to everyone from Tuesday 1st May. Please arrive at 6.30pm meeting in the car park for bee handling, training and questions. Please call Geoff Piper 02392593760 if you have any queries.
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 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.