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Autumn and the road to next year

Introduction to Beekeeping course

Our introduction to beekeeping evening course will run for seven weeks from Wednesday 12 January 2022. It gives you the knowledge you need to get started and allows you to check that beekeeping is for right you. The course also helps you choose the most suitable equipment and avoid expensive mistakes.

Apiary and equipment tidy, Saturday 25 September
Nicky, part of the frame-building team!

As usual, the end-of-season apiary tidy was a fun and productive event. We all enjoyed helping get Meridian ready for next season and the chance to get together for a chat. Apiary tidy.

HBKA Convention 2021, Saturday 20 November, 09:30 – 16:00

Hampshire Beekeepers’ Association has invited its members to the 2021 Convention to be held at Sparsholt College in Winchester. The event is also available online via Microsoft Teams.

There’s a wonderful lineup of speakers including David Evans (The Apiarist) who will be talking about the importance of bait hives and Andrew Durham on the Asian Hornet. There’ll also be workshops and stalls. Tickets are £20 including refreshments and a light lunch but book now! Attendance is limited to 100 guests. Convention 2021.


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Honey

Honey is famously sweet and delicious and has heath-giving properties but not all honey is the same! Here is a quick guide to the choices available with links to further information. Honey

Asian hornet
Notice the distinctive yellow legs!

We hope you’ll never see one of these! The Asian hornet is a dangerous, non-native species which has the potential to wreak havoc in the UK. Find out what you can do to stop it. Asian hornet.

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 try 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.

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