What’s On

Location Details

Lectures / Talks Venue

West Parley Memorial Hall, Stocks Lane, off Christchurch Road, West Parley, BH22 8SQ


All meetings start at 7.30pm

Teaching / Practical Demonstrations Venue

High Mead Farm, Ham Lane, Ferndown, Bournemouth, BH22 9DR

2019 BADS Events

15th January – BADS Annual General Meeting

For members only @West Parley

19th February 19:30

Chris Park who will speak to us on ‘Honey Island’ – Some Heritage in of Honey in Britain? @West Parley

19th March 19:30

Luzia Barclay will be giving a talk entitled “Remedies from the Beehive”.

Luzia is a Regsitered Medicinal Herbalist trained in Western Traditional Herbal Medicine, Luzia mainly uses indigenous herbs in the form of tinctures, but also herbs like Echinacea from North America as well as Remedies from the beehive. @West Parley

6th April – Wannabee Day

@High Mead

16th April 19:30

Andy Willis – ‘Purifying and maximising your wax crop’ @West Parley

21st May – Bring and Buy Sale + Bumble Talk

A bring and Buy sale of new and old Beekeeping related items.


19:00 – 20:00 Selling / Buying + Teas and Coffees

20:00 – 20:30 Peter Darley “Bumbles I have known” 🙂

20:30 -21:15 Selling / Buying + Teas and Coffees + clearaway

15th October 19:30

“What’s going wrong with our Queens? – Roger Patterson

17th October – Skittles

Hamworthy Sports and Social Club (Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AP)

9th November – Honey Show

St Catherine’s Hill Community Hall, 17 Marlow Drive, Christchurch BH23 2RR

19th November 19:30

“Spring Management & OA treatment” – Jim Vivian-Griffiths

10th December 19:30

“Swarms” – Peter Darley plus Christmas Platter Supper!

2019 BADS Social Events & Trips

13th July 14:00 – Kevin Pope Inspection followed by Club BBQ

@High Mead

Please proceed to Apiary area on arrival. The inspection will start at 14:00 sharp. After the inspection has finished, the BBQ will start. Members free, children free + non-member guests £3 each. This includes food, please bring your own drink. Please let Sheila Orr know if you are coming and how many. She can be reached at secretary@bads-bka.org

Trips – be sure to book early as most have limited space


2020 BADS Events

21st January 19:30

AGM @West Parley

18th February 19:30

“Time saving inventions” – Will Steynor

17th March 19:30

“NUCs and their uses” – David and Celia Rudland

21st April 19:30

“Varroa control without chemicals” – Bob Smith

2020 Local and National Calendar – Dates of Interest

3rd–5th April – BBKA Spring Convention

Harper Adams University

28th – 30th July – New Forest Show

5th–6th Sept – Dorset County Show

22nd–24th Oct – National Honey Show

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher. KT10 9AJ