2017 Annual Convention at Sparsholt College, Saturday 4th November
Hampshire Beekeepers Association annual convention will be held at:
Westley Court, Sparsholt College, Stockbridge Road, Winchester SO21 2NF

Speakers this year:

Tony Harris – Botany

Ian and Ruth Homer – Varroa control without chemicals

Andrew Beer – Beekeeping and the Law

David Rudland – Nucs
Celia Rudland – Winter into Spring

Dinah Sweet – Help, I’ve found Queen Cells!!

Trade stands: Compak * Thornes Beekeeping supplies* Northern Bee Books * HBA Library

Event poster available here 

Tickets available here or from your association secretary
DirectionsWebsite – Map
Previous annual convention 2016

2017 Annual Honey Show and Competition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire 7th & 8th Oct

Hampshire Beekeepers Association annual honey show will be held at:
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Jermyns Lane, Romsey SO51 0DA

To all entrants, please note there is an error relating to Class 32, Confectionary. The reference to Honey and Oat Cookies is incorrect and should read “Honey and Lemon” Cookies

Map directions – Website

2017 Entry Form
2017 Hampshire Honey Show Schedule – UPDATED
2017 Sales Rules

Competition Judging will be on Saturday morning
The Judges are Terry Ashley and Tom Salter


You are invited to make use of the 9-metre square marquee to display the initiatives taken by your associations. This is a great opportunity to tell people from your local area what you do and to recruit potential new members.

Classes and Rules for the competition will be published shortly. We are hoping for an even better entry than last year with many more of our members showing off their produce. Entry forms will also be published as will sales entry forms.

Honey sales have become an integral part of the show and sales can be very high. There is a simple proviso, as there was last year, if you want to sell, you have to enter the competition! We use the national guidelines for pricing and do not permit discounting from those prices. The good news is that, in exchange for your entries, we do not charge commission on your sales!!


We require stewards, judges stewards and mostly your support! Please get in touch if you can contribute some time on either day.



You can contact Charlie Bloom, Honey Show Manager by:

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.