As well as the articles below, see also the Techniques section in the members' area.

January 2, 2020

Lynne Ingram, who's recently given a couple of excellent talks in our autumn/winter programme of speaker evenings, recently reported on widespread fraud in global honey production following her recent visit to the global beekeeping conference Apimondia.

This p...

March 7, 2019

Anyone can join the Salisbury and District Bee Keepers Association, whether or not they already have bees. You are most welcome to attend one of our meetings before making up your mind whether to join. Until you have your own bees you can join as an Associate Member.


September 5, 2018

Beekeeping Calendar

The purpose of this calendar is to give the beginner a guide of what is needed,  together with approximate timing. Of course years do vary, with some springs being several weeks in front or behind others. As gardeners will know, by August everything...

September 4, 2018


A swarm is the natural mechanism that a honeybee colony uses to reproduce itself.  When a colony is particularly prosperous, bursting with bees and honey (often between April and July), the old queen leaves the hive with around half of the bees in the colony, and trie...

September 3, 2018

Bees have evolved together with nectar- and pollen-bearing plants, indeed the entire colony development depends on the availability of flowering plants as a source of food. The bee uses nectar as a source of carbohydrate and pollen as a source of protein. A large part...

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