Beekeeping events in the Romsey district
We meet indoors throughout winter and at members' apiaries through summer.
Here is a summary of our meetings. Members can see more by logging in to the Members' Area from the menu at the top of this page.
Sun 01 Oct 2023 08:00 - HBA Honey Show and Autumn Convention 2023
Venue: Sparsholt College. Organised by Hampshire Beekeepers' Association.
Hampshire Beekeepers' Association 2023 Honey Show and Autumn Convention combines the best from Hampshire bees and beekeepers with great talks and speakers. Look forward to a good day out
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Thu 19 Oct 2023 19:30 - R&DBKA prize giving and talk - doors open 7 p.m.
Venue: Romsey Town Hall. Organised by R&DBKA.
The awards for our 2023 Honey Show will be given, followed by a brief talk from Will Rolt. Will has set up an apiary and beekeeping group in the school where he works. Come and hear about the ups and downs, and how he and the pupils have made it successful
Thu 16 Nov 2023 19:30 - R&DBKA monthly meeting - doors open 7 p.m.
Venue: Romsey Town Hall. Organised by R&DBKA - Jim and Mary McDonald.
We are pleased to welcome Jim and Mary McDonald, experts and show champions in growing and displaying sweet peas. This is going to be an unusual and very interesting talk, linking pollinating insects to angiosperms (flowering plants). Jim and Mary will be offering their McDonald Sweet Pea seeds for sale: 14 varieties of Spencer Type perfumed, 6 varieties of Grandiflora Strong Perfumed, and 30 packets of Mixed Spencer Type for those who like to be surprised by the flower colour!
Sun 26 Nov 2023 10:00 - Wax Processing Workshop
Venue: Awbridge Village Hall. Organised by Group members.
This will be a hands-on event. We will cover extraction and filtration as well as candle moulding and rolling. Tea/coffee and cakes will be available. Expect to learn a lot, get messy, have a good time with other group members. This is primarily of interest to those with a bit of beekeeping experience, but also open to beginners. Please bring your own dirty wax if you have some
Thu 25 Jan 2024 19:30 - Annual General Meeting and Cheese & Wine Social - doors open 7 p.m.
Venue: Romsey Town Hall. Organised by R&DBKA members.
The first meeting of the year, where we conduct the formal business then follow up with cheese and wine and a chat with fellow beekeepers. Always a popular evening, giving the chance to catch up with other members as winter is in full swing and spring is waiting to arrive