Do you need help with a honey bee swarm?

Meridian swarm collectors cover South Hampshire including Bishops Waltham, Botley, Hedge End, Shedfield, Swanmore, Titchfield, Wickham and West End, Southampton.

Apiary meetings

Meridian runs a programme of apiary meetings for members and those interested in beekeeping. Meetings are an excellent way to learn new skills, ask questions and to get to know other local beekeepers.

Practical training day, 23 April
Some of the participants in the practical training day

Our practical training day was held at the Botley Centre on Saturday 23 April. It was an enjoyable and informative day and you can read about it here. Practical training day

Introduction to beekeeping, practical day, Sunday 8 May

The conclusion to our Introduction to beekeeping, course, the practical day took place at our Swanmore training apiary on Sunday 8 May. See how everybody got on. Practical day, 8 May

Meridian 25th anniversary
Her Majesty’s not the only one celebrating a jubilee this year!

Meridian is 25 years old and to celebrate, we’re planning a summer barbecue at the beautiful River Hamble Country Park, Pylands Lane, Hampshire. SO31 1BH. Family and friends are very welcome too.

World bee day 2022
Bees carry pollen from flower to flower

Bees are among the hardest working creatures on Earth and on 20 May we celebrated them.

Bees are responsible for one in three of every mouthful we eat and contribute to the variety, quality, and security of our food. Without them, our lives would be poorer and our very survival at risk. World bee day.

No Mow May
Relax and watch the wildflowers bloom in your lawn

Lock-away your lawn mower, put your feet up in May and let the wild flowers bloom in your lawn for our bees and other pollinators. No mow May



Beekeeping is a relaxing and enjoyable hobby which can connect you to nature and the environment. If you’re thinking about taking up the craft, here are a few things to consider. New beekeepers

Gardening for wildlife
It doesn’t have to look untidy, mow through paths or leave feature areas in corners and around trees.

Making small changes in your garden can make a really big difference to pollinators and wildlife. Here are some links to some good ideas. Planting for pollinators

Garden friends

There are many wonderful guides to help us identify our friends in the garden. Here you’ll find links to the best of them and few examples of the insects you’re most likely to see in Hampshire. Bees, wasps and buzzy things

About Us

We are passionate about beekeeping. Meridian Beekeepers’ Association supports beekeepers in the South Hampshire area. We also aim to raise public awareness of bees, beekeeping and the environment. Please visit our About page.

Get In Touch

We would love to hear from you whether or not you are a Meridian member. Please visit our Contact page.