Southport and District Beekeepers, a branch of the Lancashire and North West Beekeepers Association, is a friendly and supportive group whose main objective is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping. We welcome new members and offer support to new beekeepers as well as providing practical training.
We hold regular monthly meetings including talks from guest speakers, demonstrations and training sessions, as well as informal discussions about all things bees!
The club has its own apiary within Hesketh Park enabling experienced beekeepers to offer practical training sessions to members. The apiary is a great asset to the club and also a fantastic venue for social get-togethers and meetings.
At the beginning of the year the branch runs a course as an introduction to beekeeping using the BBKA's (British Beekeepers Association) Introduction to Beekeeping teaching materials. We also run Beekeeping Taster sessions during the summer months.
The main event of the year for Southport Beekeepers is the Honey Show which is held in the Bees, Honey and Preserves Marquee at the famous Southport Flower Show in August.
Congratulations to Malcolm Roderick and John Bryan who were recently presented with certificates for years of service to beekeeping by the BBKA Chairman, Margaret Wilson. Southport Beekeepers co-chair John (pictured right) for 60 years and Mal (pictured left) for 70 years!
Please see Bees in the News to read a news story about Southport Beekeepers on the BBKA website.