The following is calendar of events planned for the coming year.  It is made up of :

Our Apiary visits (once a month from April through to September) entail going to a members apiary and one of our mentor beekeepers opening up numerous hives and explain the goings on and findings. This means beginners can get right up close to the inner workings of the hive as well as picking up valuable tips. This will help them decide if beekeeping is for them - if you plan to attend, please let our Secretary know and come armed with:
  • loose thick trousers (preferably jeans), not skin tight
  • Wellington boots or ankle high water proof boots
  • CRITICAL - new pair of rubber kitchen gloves
  • beekeeping suit will be provided for beginners
  1. Sunday 7th April: 17 Warwick Rd. Annette and Martin Juckes
  2. May 12th. Club Apiary at Dunsden Church car park RG4 9PHD
  3. June 2nd. Mike & Marion Dabbs. Long Lane Tilehurst RG31 6YU
  4. July 14th. John White. Pangbourne Allotments, Graham Avenue. RG8 7LF
  5. August. 11th. Sue Abbott, 21 Orchard Coombe, Whitchurch Hill, RG8 7QL; (with barbeque)
  6. September 8th, 1 Mays Close, Earley, RG6 1JY. (more details)
  7. September 15th Our 2nd 'Bee Inspired Day' at Oracle Shoppjng Centre.


22nd June 2019, 9.30am-4.30pm at Earley St Peter's Church Hall, Church Road, Earley Reading RG6 1EY.

Open to members and non-members.

Regional and Seasonal Bee Inspectors from the National Bee Unit (NBU) of Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) will come to Reading to share their knowledge on bee health. There will be talks, demonstrations including:

  • Adult Bee Diseases,
  • Brood Diseases, Diseased Comb,
  • Asian Hornet update,
  • Pests, and
  • Apiary Hygiene. 

Bring your lunch. Coffee and tea will be available...

The event is sponsored by Bee Disease Insurance Ltd (BDI)

For further information contact

2019-20 WINTER MEETINGS (once a month evening talks)

Monthly meetings will be held from October to March on the Thursday evenings listed below, from 7:15 to 9:15pm. As in previous years, the venue is Caversham Heights Church, 74 Highmoor Road, Caversham Heights, Reading, RG4 7BG (click here for map).

More details will follow.
  • 10th October: Marin Anastasov (details here);
  • 14th November: AGM and beginners honey show;
  • 12th December: Sean Stephenson: Drones: Life and Behaviour
  • 9th January:
  • 13th February:
  •  (?) March:

These meetings (once a month from October through to March) entail a guest speaker talking on a variety of subjects aimed at beginners and experts. The schedule will be announced later in the year.

2018-19 Winter Meetings: Download

2017-18 and Earlier Events: Download