R&DBKA

Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

What do we do?
Romsey & District Beekeepers' Association is a friendly group of beekeepers ranging from decades of experience to none at all.
Membership includes:
  • Indoor meetings from October to March at Romsey Town Hall, Market Pl, Romsey SO51 8YZ. Speakers are interesting and topics are varied, the welcome is warm
  • Outdoor meetings from April to September at members' apiaries
  • Items of honey and beeswax processing equipment are available on loan to full members
What does membership offer?

All beekeepers are strongly urged to join their local association.
Joining R&DBKA gives you:
  • Access to our meetings and training events
  • A our monthly newsletter, with news, events and practical information
  • Access to experienced local beekeepers who are pleased to share advice!
  • Access to borrow equipment for the processing of honey and wax (full members)
Our affiliation to Hampshire Beekeepers' Association (HBA)
Romsey is affiliated to HBA. Each full member of a local association is automatically enrolled as members of HBA, which includes:
  • access to an extensive library of books and other media
  • membership of British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA)
  • access to heather permits in the New Forest
  • representation of beekeepers' interests with local and national bodies at every level
Click here to find out more at the HBA website.
Our affiliation to British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA)
All full members of HBA are automatically enrolled as members of BBKA and enjoy the following benefits:
  • public and product liability insurance, access to all-risks insurance and Brood Disease Insurance through BDI Ltd against destruction of hives and bees in the event of American Foul Brood or European Foul Brood
  • BBKA News - an excellent monthly publication with practical, scientific, educational and legal information
  • reduced entry fees to the BBKA Spring Convention
  • access to training and entry to BBKA courses and qualifications
  • use of BBKA video and slide Library and advice on all beekeeping matters
How can I join Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association?
We offer levels of membership to suit most (hopefully all) beekeepers, from 'Introductory' (no knowledge and no bees) through to 'Registered' (full membership including HBA and BBKA, strongly advised for those who have bees)

You can email our Secretary at rdbkasec@gmail.com) for more information.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our forthcoming meetings.

(The nearest beekeeping supplier to Romsey is Thornes of Stockbridge, Chilbolton Down Farm.)