Welcome to our website. The New Forest Beekeepers' Association represents the interests of beekeepers and beekeeping in the New Forest and surrounding area. We are one of the largest beekeeping associations in England and we are affiliated to the Hampshire Beekeepers' Association and the British Beekeepers' Association. If there is anything that is not covered here and you would like to know please get in touch using the contact tab above.

Established over 100 years in the New Forest we have a full program of events throughout the beekeeping year. The highlight being the Honey and Bee Tent at the New Forest County Show.


Introductory course to Beekeeping 2021

We run a course every year for people interested in becoming beekeepers or just interested in beekeeping.


Click here to see what its all about.



Meetings During Lockdown

Dear Members,

By now most of you will have seen we are using ZOOM as our medium for the monthly members meeting. These have been very successful with an average 40 members joining in each time.

We are hoping, all things being equal to have our Membership meetings back at the community Centre in January, but that is obviously dependent on many Covid related factors.

The bookings for the rest of the year are below, and you can download ZOOM here, if you haven’t already.

Depending on how you use zoom it may ask you to download some software so just follow the on screen prompts – more information about Zoom and how to use it can be found here https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101...

The “Talks” in the past meetings are available to download/view in the members area.

Upcoming Meetings

March 18th

Stephen Riley:- Finding Varroa tolerant bees


April 15th,

Prof Francis L. W. Ratnieks

The effect of neonicotinoid-treated crop on honey bees


Bookings for the Coming Year

18th March
Finding Varroa tolerant beesSteve Riley
15th AprilEffects of Neonictinoids on honey beesProf Francis Ratnieks
20th MayPollenMargaret Murden
17th JunePreparing for a Honey ShowJohn Bunting
15th JulyTBC
19th AugustTBC
16th SeptemberHoney Bees and CosmeticsSara Robb
16th OctoberNF&DBKA Honey Show TBCNondescripts Club
21st OctoberBees WaxKen Basterfield
18th NovemberAGM

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