Membership of the New Forest Beekeepers' Association is open to anyone in the New Forest area of Hampshire, UK who keeps bees or who wishes to learn the craft of beekeeping. Please contact our Membership Secretary for more details. Membership provides a wide range of benefits:
Meetings and Events
Regular apiary visits are held during the season, where practical beekeeping skills are demonstrated and explained, inevitably followed by an excellent bee tea! Regular meetings of the Association take place at Lyndhurst Community Centre where talks on a wide range of beekeeping topics, and various social events, are held each year. Practical and theoretical preparation for beekeeping examinations is also provided.
Public Liability & Bee Disease Insurance
Registered or Partner membership of the Association incorporates affiliated membership of the British Beekeepers' Association which includes public and product liability insurance cover. An insurance premium for cover against against losses of up to three colonies of bees due to notifiable diseases through Bee Disease Insurance is also included in the membership package. Additional colonies may be covered at extra cost.
Discounted prices for a range of beekeeping equipment and supplies is available for members from selected suppliers. Surplus and secondhand equipment is also regularly offered for sale, exchange or disposal.
Publications and Information
Membership includes, 'Bee Talk' from Hampshire Beekeepers' Association, and monthly 'Bee News' magazine published by the British Beekeepers' Association. Occasional email messages are also circulated to members wanting to have the most up to date information.