Meetings

We hold meetings  throughout the year (except in July and August) to which everyone is welcome and which are free to attend. We usually have a guest speaker to tell us about a beekeeping topic and the meetings are an ideal opportunity to improve and share your knowledge, be entertained and meet other members over a cup of tea and piece of cake. We normally meet at the Crookham War Memorial Hall, Sandy Lane, Fleet, GU52 8LD at 7:45PM on the second Thursday of each month. We usually have Summer and Christmas socials/meals in a local pub in June and December, and we don’t have evening meetings in July or August – when the beekeeping season is at its busiest.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend our meetings to find out more about our association and beekeeping. Unlike most other BKAs, we don’t charge meeting fees – we just request  that  you to make a donation to help fund refreshments.

Our planned meetings are shown below – please come along and meet us (and make yourself known to one of the committee).

2019

  • 10 Jan: Beekeepers’ Question time
  • 14 Feb: Annual General Meeting
  • 14 March: Twelve months of Forage; Andy Willis
  • 11 April: Luck, Stock & Two smokey beekeepers
  • 9 May: Improving your bees; Roger Patterson
  • 13 June: Summer Social at the Barley Mow, Winchfield
  • July & August: no meeting
  • 12 September: Honey extraction demonstration
  • 10 October: Honey Show
  • 14 November: Event details TBA
  • December: Christmas social (date & venue TBA)

2020

  • 9 January: The use of Nucs; David Rudland, East Surrey Bees
  • 13 February: Annual General Meeting
  • 12 March – October: TBA
  • 12 November: Wings, Stings and Other Things (under the microscope); James Donaldson, Fleet Beekeepers

If you’re not yet a member, you’ll be made very welcome if you just turn up, but if you can, please make contact beforehand.

If you’re thinking of learning to be a beekeeper, please look at the information about our course and register your interest.

We look forward to meeting you.