Membership of Portsmouth and District Beekeeping Association is open to all persons interested in beekeeping and any activities associated with beekeeping. You do not have to own any hives if you cannot or do not want to, or feel you are not experienced enough yet in managing bees, but will be welcome to join us at our monthly meetings, field days and beekeeping courses.

If you do own hives you should of course belong to an association. The PDBKA would welcome your participation.

Membership fees for 2019 are :

  • Registered Member: £30.00 per year (inc. insurance)
  • Junior Member £17.00 per year
  • Country member £17.00 per year

The fees are made up of Portsmouth £4.00; Hampshire BKA £5.00;  BBKA £19.00; Insurance £2.00

All members receive our Newsletter and are informed, ideally by e-mail, of all Activities and Field Days along with HBA and British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) Publications, BBKA Public Liability Insurance for swarm collection and product liability.

For more details please contact membership secretary Rita Perry on 02392468609 or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Membership Forms are available here:


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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.  

Loan Equipment

We 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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