R&DBKA

Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

Welcome to our website
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The Romsey District covers the lower Test Valley, east to Chandlers Ford, and west towards the New Forest. It is rich in seasonal forage for our bees, with varied crops grown on farms and estates supplemented by the cultivated gardens in our towns and villages.
This offers our bees a good diet of essential nectar and pollen.

Our members have a wide range of experience, from absolute beginner to many decades of beekeeping.
What we do
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We welcome members to our friendly monthly meetings, indoors in Romsey during winter and outside with the bees when they are flying. During summer we attend various village fetes and other events with our educational display, and we bring hive products such as honey and wax for sale.
Winter meetings take place from October to March on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:30 in Romsey Town Hall, Market Pl, Romsey SO51 8YZ.
Summer - the bees' season
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From April to September we organise visits to members' apiaries. This gives beginners excellent experience of handling bees and improvers an opportunity to expand their knowledge, always working for the bees' benefit.
We also run training sessions for our members at our association apiary.
Please check our 'Events' page for details of our winter meetings and summer visits.