Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

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How to identify the insects and what to do
This describes what to do in the event of anaphylactic shock. It is rare but knowing what to do and ithe order in which it should be done can save lives
Updated news on the Asian Hornet situation in the UK
A list of and links to the BBKA assessments and modules, entry forms and syllabuses
Providing a range of garments to suit all needs and sizes. Suits are made from hardwearing 67% Polyester, 33% cotton, in a range of colours and to a high standard at a competitive price
Becky and Rob, based in Andover and Headley (Nr Reading) supply top quality nucs and mated queens. They stock Ambrosia, Rauchboy smokers, BBWear apiarist suits, varroa control treatments and other beekeeping products. They offer a 5% discount to Romsey members, excluding pallet orders of ambrosia (members, please order by email and provide your BBKA membership number to request special discount)
All sorts of bee equipment
Keeps beekeepers notified when a neighbouring farmer is applying insecticides to their crops. Your apiary details are not given out. Farmers notify this website when planning to spray
The beekeeping journal for beginners and seasoned apiarists
Beekeeping at national level
A family team in the Scottish Borders selling WBC and National hives
A website dedicated to the study of bees and the education of both beekeepers and the general public. There is a link to anything you need to know about bees or beekeeping on this website
Scroll down 'Species', select 'Bees', click 'Run search'. Lists current authorised products with full details
A comprehensive 16-page document about feeding bees, issued by the Welsh Assembly and endorsed by FERA and the Scottish Government
Beekeeping at county level
Prepacked honey must be labelled with its name, the name and address of the producer / packer, country of origin, storage conditions, a best-before date, lot mark, and weight marking. The product may only be called 'honey' if it complies with the prescribed compositional standards. This advice applies to all sales of honey to consumers and food businesses.
A list of the Regional and Seasonal Bee Inspectors for your area
The National Bee Unit delivers the Bee Health Programmes on behalf of Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
National Diploma in Beekeeping offer an excellent range of short courses for those wishing to expand their practical skills
Providing apicultural literature, Northern Bee Books claims to have the largest stock of new and second-hand beekeeping books in the English speaking world
Offers downloadable DIY plans in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Beesource is happy to share their knowledge and experience and make these resources available free of charge but please respect the copyright laws as noted in each document
A source of recipes using honey that will appeal to both beekeepers and non-beekeepers worldwide
Simon by purchases equipment in large quantities direct from manufacturers so that he can sell on to beekeepers at low cost
The Honey (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 24 June 2015 making all previous Regulations and leaflets (notably leaflet L010) obsolete
A "must" for all beekeepers whether would-be or expert. Seminars, workshops, trade stands, experts, competition, and a great day out
Lin welcomes all beekeepers to her well-stocked shop. Not only is it our local supply, it is also the venue for beginners' training and for the legendary Thornes Winter Sale.
A concise and informative website about threats to bee health