.We aim to hold regular meetings, which could include:
- Talks by local, national or international experts on all aspects of beekeeping, twice a year
- Hands-on workshops exploring the practicalities of beekeeping and related activities
- Apiary meetings during the spring and summer months, for educational purposes and to check on the health and well-being of our colonies
- Events to raise public awareness of bees and beekeeping
- Fundraising events in support of ongoing bee research
- Social events for members to get together.
INFORMATION ABOUT APIARY MEETINGS
Apiary meetings are weather-dependant so please check before you leave home. In the case of bad weather, meetings will be moved to a subsequent day or weekend. Refreshments will be served after the hive inspections - a great opportunity to chat to fellow beekeepers. You are welcome to bring your non-beekeeping friends to have a peek inside a hive, and hopefully inspire them to become beekeepers themselves! Bee-suits are available, if required, but please remember to bring gloves and wellies and avoid any strong-smelling soaps and hand lotions.
Please let John Hammond (our apiary manager) know, for catering purposes, if you will be attending the meeting.
All apiary meetings will be held at the Meridian Apiary unless otherwise stated. Meridian Apiary is found at: Swanmore Apiary, Old Dairy House, Mayhill Lane, Swanmore. SO32 2QN.
FUTURE EVENTS 2017-2018
MERIDIAN APIARY MEETINGS 2018
April 7th 2018 12pm
Frame Making, Spring Inspection and Spring Cleaning.
May 19th 2018 14.00
Swarming and Frame Making.
June 16th 2018 14.00
Swarm Control and Frame Making.
July 7th 2018 14.00
August Date to be arranged, Possibly in the New Forest.
September 8th 2018 14.00
Feeding and Winter preparations with Varroa Control.
LOCAL, REGIONAL OR NATIONAL EVENTS
BBKA Spring Convention 2018
13, 14 & 15 April 2018
The Spring Convention 2018 will be held once again at Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NBA full programme of Lectures, Workshops and Courses to suit all levels of experience plus the leading suppliers in the Trade Show.
A range of non-beekeeping activities; something for everyone with great value hospitality on site throughout.
Full details and tickets available on-line in January 2018
To get a taste of what will be available view the 2017 BBKA Spring Convention programme.
Talk by Dominic Clarke
Saturday May 5th 2018
7pm to 9pm
"The Bee, The Flower and The Eclectic Field"
Botley Market Hall
Botley. SO30 2EA
Free to meridian Members
£5 to non members
To book your place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01489781155