R&DBKA

Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

Welcome to our website
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Romsey & District Beekeepers' Association is a small, friendly association that welcomes newcomers and beginners.
We meet on the fourth Wednesday evening from October to March, the third Sunday afternoon from April to September.
Beekeeping for Beginners - our courses
Our flexible Beginners' Course delivers enough knowledge to start keeping bees with confidence this year.
Our Taster Day is for those who are curious about beekeeping and may consider it sometime in the future.
CLICK HERE for more information
Want to report a swarm?
Asian hornets - PLEASE READ THIS!
The Asian hornet is a non-native species. A nest of Asian hornets will quickly decimate a colony of honey bees but ALL of our native insect species are at risk. It was accidentally introduced to France in 2004 and is now throughout western Europe. Our rivers provide a perfect pathway for its progress through the county. Click here for the National Bee Unit web pages about this pest, or Click on the image for further details on our website; both describe how to report sightings.
The Asian hornet is a notifiable pest. On no account should you disturb an Asian hornet nest or release a trapped Asian hornet.
Click to download the National Bee Unit's "Asian Hornet Watch" app on Android or iPhone
Advice about Stings?
A honey bee will sting if she feels threatened. Human reaction to bee venom varies. Most people suffer a mild reaction but in the worst, thankfully very rare cases it can be life-threatening. Click on the image to find out more.
Romsey's Weather
Click this picture to check the local weather forecast. Keep ahead of your bees. Look out for foraging weather, bad weather, swarming weather, and more so that you can plan your beekeeping activities.