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:

  • learning new skills and improving their knowledge of beekeeping through classroom and apiary meetings
  • socialising with a large group of people with similar interests at group held events throughout the year
  • membership of the county and national beekeeping associations
  • public liability cover and optional disease insurance cover for their beekeeping activities
  • access to association resources, training and an out apiary
  • equipment loans
  • a lending library
  • a BBKA Magazine covering the activities of the associations, hints and tips
  • Committee Meeting Minutes
  • free small ads on the website
  • online discussion facebook page

We are currently numbering around 125 registered, partner and country members and we are affiliated to Hampshire Beekeepers Association and the British Beekeepers Association.