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Asian hornet week

5th-11th September 2022

Introduction to Beekeeping course

Our introduction to beekeeping evening course will run for seven weeks during winter. It provides 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. Check here again soon for confirmed dates.

Apiary and equipment tidy, Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 October
Nicky, part of the frame-building team!

Our end-of-season apiary tidy will run from 13.00 each day over the weekend of 15th and 16th October. It’s always a fun and productive event and if you can spare a couple of hours to help, please get in touch using this form. Count me in!

Here’s a report from last year’s event. Apiary tidy.


Autumn in the apiary

With summer coming to an end, it’s time to get our bees ready for winter and to prepare for next year. Here’s some suggestions about what to do, with links to trusted resources. Autumn in the apiary


Bill Turnbull was a self-proclaimed bad beekeeper. He says he was really bad! In his book, he describes stumbling into the world of bees and despite many setbacks, how beekeeping taught him a great deal about himself.

Bill’s book, the Bad Beekeeper’s Club also highlights the very real threats to Britain’s bee populations. One in three mouthfuls we eat derives directly from pollinating insects but honey bee colonies are collapsing at an alarming rate with significant environmental consequences.

Fascinating and extremely funny, Bill’s book, the Bad Beekeeper’s Club is a universally appealing story about a very singular passion. The bad beekeeping club.

Community

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 and local honey for sale. Honey.

Beekeeping near you

The British Beekeepers’ Association has updated its interactive map showing beekeeping near you. The map, located on the BBKA website has been enhanced to make it easier for the public to locate and contact local associations. Interactive map.

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. For over twenty-five years, Meridian Beekeepers’ has supported beekeepers in the South Hampshire area. We also aim to raise public awareness of beekeeping, bees 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.

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