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Meridian celebrates 25th years

Petition councils to replace grass with wild flowers
Meridian’s West End apiary meadow at the end of May

Beekeepers and members of the public are being asked to sign a petition urging the government to encourage local authorities to plant more wild flowers for pollinators and other wildlife. Petition

Apiary meetings
Denise and Atlas at West End 

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.

Do you need help with a honeybee swarm? 

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

e-learning on Beebase

Log-in to your Beebase account and you’ll find a series of short but enlightening e-learning modules on bee pests and diseases including those notifiable by law. Exotic pests and notifiable diseases

Meridian’s 25th anniversary
Master chef Phil manning the barbecue

Meridian celebrated its 25 year anniversary with family and friends on Sunday 17 July. There was food and fun at the beautiful River Hamble Country Park and they’ll be more pictures to follow soon.

Members’ blogs

Meridian members describe the highs and lows of beekeeping and their recent experiences trying out various aspects of the craft. Members’ blogs

West End apiary: update

Read the latest news from West End. Here’s the apiary inspection report from Denise and Richard on 20 June. West End.

The BBKA basic assessment

The basic assessment provides new beekeepers with a goal and gives a measure of their achievement so far. Meridian runs an annual event to prepare for the basic. Read about our 2022 session here.

Hampshire Bee Health Day

The Hampshire Beekeepers’ Bee Health Day was held on Saturday 18 June at Sparsholt College. If you were unable to attend you can read about the event here.


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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