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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…

Bee Fayre in New Milton

A great turnout despite the damp start to the day. New Forest Beekeepers are part of the Conservation Connection Group which brings together likeminded groups across the forest to promote Pollinators and to share ideas and projects. There were plenty of stands to visit displaying all the local groups from Young Farmers to the Bee…

BBKA General Husbandry Studies

Some of the members have been up to BBKA headquarters in Stoneleigh to take part in the three day training event run by BBKA, in readiness for the exam practical next year. The association is really lucky to already have one Master Beekeeper in the Association (one of 136 in the entire country), and also…

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13 Jan 2022 Jane Medwell – Zoom catch up on BBKA Education Myths and modules

Check the newsletter for the link and learn how to prep for the BBKA Modules and practical assessments!