2016 HBA Convention November 5th

The Convention held at Sparsholt College near Winchester on 5 November 2016 was a great success. After the President opened proceedings, Dan Basterfield started the talks by giving an erudite and hugely entertaining review of bee dances and communication in the hive.  This was followed by two workshops on Thermal Conductance in the hive, and the reasons for changing combs and the best practice for doing so.  After lunch two more workshops covered nutrition and just how much bees need good pollen, and bee pests and diseases – including inevitably progress in the eradication of the Asian Hornet.  Finally Margaret Murdin  – Chairman BBKA – finished the day with a most comprehensive and fascinating talk on Queens.

Watch this space for details of next year’s Hampshire Beekeepers convention.

Committee Meetings

Hampshire Beekeepers Association holds regular meetings at the Itchen Abbas Village Hall.


Directions and Post Code: SO21 1BQ

The next Delegates’ Committee Meeting is scheduled for the 2017.

The County Honey Show was a great success. Please come back next year.

Classes , Prizes, Recipes

Rules and Regulations


Members can choose from a large selection of books using our Library Service

Want to start beekeeping?

Then why not contact one of local beekeeping associations in your area.