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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.

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A typical swarm of Bees

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Reminder that the Bastion is selling Wax, Frames, Jars and more. Shop Now!

 

The P&DBKA newletters are published on this website and they contain lots of up to the minute information. Please read them!

 

Varroa and Oxalic Acid Reasearch Paper Nov 2015

 

"The majority of beekeepers do not give sufficient insulation and no beekeeper ever gave too much " Everertt Phillips Franklin

Worried about your hives? Talk to the Bee Health Advisor

Please read the Portsmouth & District Beekeepers' Association members survey

2017 Members Survey

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Starvation Risk. Important Information about Colony Food Levels. Read Now!

 

September to April meetings will be held in the larger room, at the Porchester Parish Hall, on the fourth TUESDAY of each month.

Training Courses for new and potential beekeepers are run every year over the winter.  

Bee Inspector

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Our regional bee inspector is now Kevin Pope This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 07775 119466
Our seasonal Bee inspector is Adrian Kelly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tel: 07910 517983

 (Please do not call these inspectors about swarms as DEFRA do NOT collect swarms)

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Loan Equipment

Native RTL SupportWe have the following equipment available for loan to members Large honey extractor, Mini wax melter, Honey grading glasses, Honey settling tank, Electric de-capping knife and a selection of presentation material and bee suits for educational purposes. Contact David Nield or Cliff McGaughey

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