2021 – 2022 Membership now open

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Welcome to our new Apiary

NFDBKA’S New Apiary has come on leaps and bounds this year. Thanks to lots of volunteers, we’re proud to have a brilliant apiary for all members to enjoy.

Latest News

New hire kit for the members

Introducing the NFDBKA Candle Kit in a Box!! Everything you need to make beeswax candles, you just need to supply the wick and the wax!! Five moulds, a double boiler and pouring jug, all the wicking needles, hints and tips, in a handy box ready for you to get stuck in. Get in touch to…

Introduction to beekeeping course

New Forest Beekeepers are running their succesful beginners course again in Spring 2023. 6 weeks in the Community Centre, Two hands on days in our own apiary and membership to all the association events and training days for the year.e ar ekeeping cost down, no icreas for foiur years now at £75 including associate membership…

21 October 2021 – Ken Basterfield – Bees Wax. Members talk at the Lyndhurst Community Centre

Ken was first introduced to bees at 6 years old, but began beekeeping upon graduating in 1971. He increased in numbers until running 150 colonies by 1979, running these as a semi-commercial outfit in parallel with his day job. Ken took his BBKA Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior, and Senior Practical certificates, before obtaining his National Diploma…