Southampton and District Beekeepers Association was formed in 1941 from its predecessor the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Bee Keepers Association.

By 1946 it had 182 Members. The current membership of the Association is 55 members with a further 10 friends and 3 honorary members. The age of the members range from the teens to those of a more stately age.

Please explore our association website to discover more about Southampton and District Beekeepers Association and beekeeping in general.

Thinking of finding out a bit more about beekeeping? If you would like to Join Us and become a member or friend of the association, please consider the information within the Join Us section and contact the Membership Secretary should you require any additional information.


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We recommend people who wish to take up

Beekeeping  attend a beginners course first.


There is a course available at Fareham commencing on 23 January

for more information click here

The next Winter meeting is on Thursday 15 February at 7:30 pm This is a talk by Doctor Rowena Jenkins entitled Medicine and Bees.

The venue is the Warren Centre, enter through the yellow gates in Warren Crescent, the car park is straight ahead. The meeting is upstairs in the building immediately on the left as you enter the car park.