Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association

Would you like to know more about honey bees?

We offer a one-day course each year for those who want to know more about bees and beekeeping before taking their curiosity a step further and booking a place on a beginners' course.

It will take place at Awbridge Village Hall on 7th July 2024 from 10:00 till 16:00.

Numbers will be restricted so that everyone who attends has hands-on experience with the bees.

(If the weather is against us we will still provide an interesting and full day, and will arrange a visit to the bees at another time)

The Honey Bee Appreciation Day will cover:
  • The lifecycle of the honey bee and a beekeeper's tasks through the year
  • The importance of forage and pollinators, pathogens, predators and bee health
  • We will visit the bees and open a hive. Everyone will be able to handle a frame of bees under supervision
  • Local honey is usually available for tasting and purchase

The cost for the full day is £90 per person which includes light refreshments; you should bring a packed lunch.

We can lend protective clothing but you will need to bring sturdy footwear and gloves; wellies and washing-up gloves are perfect.

If you would like further information please email gillian.j.bird@btinternet.com

Please be aware that an Appreciation Day is a great day out and a good lead into a beginners' course but it cannot deliver adequate preparation for taking on a colony of bees.