I can see clearly now the rain has gone.

Johnny Nash

Meridian passionately supports beekeeping in the South Hampshire area.

No Mow May

Lock-away your lawn mower, put your feet up and let the wild flowers bloom in your lawn. By not cutting you grass in May you can work wonders for our bees and other pollinators. Say no to the mow.

Apiary meetings

Apiary meetings are by far the best way to learn new skills and improve your knowledge. They’re also a chance to meet other beekeepers in a social setting. Meridian’s apiary meetings are also open to members of the public free of charge and to those considering taking up the craft. Apiary meetings 2023.

Bee health day 2023, Saturday 29 April

Meridian and Meon Valley Beekeepers’ are pleased to invite you to our joint venture, Bee Health Day on Saturday 29 April between 10.30 and 15.45 at Warnford Village Hall, SO32 3LB. The aim of the day is to improve our skills so we can keep our bees healthier. Bee health day.

Introduction to Beekeeping course
Practical day, the finale to our Introduction to Beekeeping course

The date for our 2023 Introduction to Beekeeping course has 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.

World bee day 2023
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.

The first inspection of Spring

Spring is finally here with all the hope and promise that holds for our bees. So it’s worth taking time to plan our first hive inspections.

The first inspection of Spring is the most important of the year. It’s a chance to check all’s well in the hive and to plan our work for the coming season. Here’s some suggestions of what to look out for. The first Spring inspection.



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.