R&DBKA

Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

Welcome to our website
(Image missing - a honey bee on rosemary
 
Romsey & District Beekeepers' Association has members in Broughton and Stockbridge to the north, eastwards to Chandlers Ford and the outskirts of Southampton, and west towards the New Forest.

It is a small, friendly association meeting on the third Wednesday evening of each month through winter, and the third Sunday afternoon of each month through summer.

We are fortunate in having several very experienced beekeepers among us, and always welcome newcomers and beginners warmly.
Beekeeping for Beginners - our courses
Our Beginners' Course on 27-28 April 2019 is now fully booked but if you would like to be notified if we have any cancellations, or if you would like further information, please email gillian.j.bird@btinternet.com
Asian hornets - PLEASE READ THIS whether you are a beekeeper or not!
The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is a non-native species that is invading Europe, having been introduced by accident in the south of Framce a few years ago. It is prolific and in September 2018 it was found in Hampshire. Our rivers provide a perfect pathway for its progress through the county.
A nest of Asian hornets will quickly decimate a colony of honeybees but ALL species of insect are at risk as this predator has no particular preference.

CLICK HERE for the latest news about this pest, or CLICK HERE for more information on this website.
Swarms - what to do
A swarm of bees is natural but can appear frightening.
Don't panic. Left undisturbed, they may fly away when they have found somewhere to live. Keep a good distance, and SEEK ADICE.
 

Click on this picture

to find how to call the right people to help.
Advice about Stings?
Click for advice and information about bee stings.
Romsey's Weather
Click for the weather forecast for Romsey.
Check the forecast for the coming week to be ahead of your bees