Welcome to the visitors area of our website. Here you can find out about bees, keeping bees and our association. If there is anything you wish to ask, at any time, then if you click on the Contact menu option and fill in the form we will get back to you. There is an enormouse amount of expertise and help available and no question is too small. If you wish to find out more about beekeeping then we rum an Introductory Day each year for those who might be interested - click here for details.
Bees are fascinating insects. Knowledge of bees, their life cycle and how they behave is essential to understanding how to look after them properly. To that end we run a Beginners Course - click here for details.
The BSBKA, the Blandford and Sturminster Beekeepers Association, is based in Shillingstone. We have a number of hives in our apiary there which are used for practical beekeeping, and of course for producing honey. Theory sessions and general meetings take place in the SCC (Shillingstone Church Centre), and BBQs and roast dinners in nearby pubs. THe association is made up of beekeepers who enjoy the company of other beekeepers and there is always a worm welcome here.