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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Asian Hornet traps


Please can every beekeeper monitor the insects in their garden, allotment or hedgerows, it is best if you spend about 15 minutes or longer looking at one area as insects can come and go quite frequently.


If members use a monitoring trap, please check it daily, release the good insects after making sure that an Asian Hornet is not there.


To help with identification click here


For further information click here

Annual General Meeting

To be held at 14:00 on Saturday 24 November 2018 at the Waterloo Arms, Waterloo Road, Freemantle SO15 3BS

Christmas Skittles and Supper at 19:00 hrs on 14th December 2018.

Venue, The Ship Inn, 41 Old Redbridge Road, Redbridge, Southampton, SO15 0NN


Please book with the Hon Secretary before 7 December 2018


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