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Bees, honey and love

Saint Valentine’s day is the 14 February, the date of his martyrdom. St Valentine’s Day is widely recognised by churches around the world and for most people, its a day for romance and devotion. But did you know, Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers?

Introduction to beekeeping course 2023
The practical session of our Introduction to Beekeeping course.

The dates for our 2023 Introduction to Beekeeping course have been announced. It starts on Monday 4 September and runs for seven weeks and will be followed by a practical session in Spring 2024. This may seem ages away, but if you’re interested, register now as demand usually outstrips supply! For more information, click here.

Annual cycle of work in the apiary

A brief summary of the cycle of work in the apiary month by month. This page is designed to help you plan your workload across the year. Annual cycle of work in the apiary.

The page is updated regularly with new tips and ideas but a new beekeeper can always ask their mentor if they get stuck.


Community

Beekeeping

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

Turn over a new leaf?

Are you dreaming about your Spring garden yet? Why not plant for pollinators this season or try going chemical free? Gardening for pollinators

Save the bees!

Many people are concerned about the plight of bees but aren’t sure what to do. Here are ten practical things you can do to help. Save our bees!

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.