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November 2023

All set for Winter 😰😰😰

October 2023

A very important person visited this year’s National Honey Show… seems that Princess Anne went too!                                              

John Hoare speaking about Neonics at our October meeting

Paula Little demonstrating Mead making at the HBA Convention

September 2023

Our September indoor meeting, showing Paula introducing the HBA librarian, Avril Tilman and Alan Baxter demonstrating Asian Hornet ‘hawking’ outside a hive.

August 2023

Frances Lord offering Mead tastings at the Charles Butler 400th Anniversary event in Basingstoke.

August apiary meeting at the FDBKA Titchfield site

July 2023

Sam Summersgill apiary after recent strong winds!

Time to set up wasp traps to minimise robbing🐝

Bees & Honey Weekend at Manor Farm

July apiary meeting hosted by Chrissy Day

June 2023

A suspected drone laying colony shaken off onto Frances Lord’s neighbours garden as Step 1 to correct, see her Blog for the full story.

Video of Neil & Lysa Darke inspecting their very large colony consisting of a Commercial brood & a half + 4 supers, all full of busy bees!

Frances Lord completing those all important Hive Records 👍

Honeybees enjoying the hot weather in Pete Wilson’s garden

Alan Baxter enjoying great success with his quest to produce docile bees from his Queen Grafting exploits.

Apiary meeting in Brownwich on 4th June

May 2023

Bees do not respect authority, as witnessed by a swarm in Chairperson Paula Little’s Stubbington apiary 😂

Greg Young’s bees at a farm in Brownwich to pollinate 10 acres of broad beans

Video showing yet another swarm in Titchfield!

FDBKA stall at the King’s Coronation event in Titchfield

April 2023

Summer meeting on 30th April at Paula Little’s garden apiary

    Queen clipping at our April meeting. More videos can be viewed via our YouTube Channel

Paula and Frances doing an excellent job at our April’23 indoor meeting

Sale of equipment at our April’23 indoor meeting

That man again! Alan Baxter inspecting bees in Neil & Lysa Darke’s apiary

Adrian Hopwood helping to set up Alan Baxter’s new apiary in Funtley

March 2023

Bait Hive set up at Titchfield

Taking a rest on Mark Fisher’s hand

Items made from hive products on display at our March meeting

January 2023

Paula treating for varroa with Oxalic Acid

Our first meeting of 2023 was ‘Ask the Panel’ hosted by Paula ‘Fiona Bruce’ Little