Romsey and District Beekeepers' Association Telephone: 07967792487E-Mail: [email protected]Website: www.romseybeekeepers.org Romsey District, including the lower Test Valley south from Broughton and Stockbridge and eastwards to Chandlers Ford, provides a wide variety of essential forage for our bees. Field beans, oilseed rape and some linseed are now being grown particularly in the Kings Somborne area and on the Broadlands estate south of Romsey, while sainfoin and clover are still occasionally seen. The cultivated home gardens of Romsey and the villages play a leading role in our honey production helped by the many varieties of nectar and pollen producing trees in the area. During the summer we attend various village fetes and other events with our educational display, and we bring hive products such as honey and wax for sale. Indoor meetings are held from October to March at King John's House, Church Street, Romsey (down the side of the Heritage Centre next to the Post Office). Romsey is one of 13 local associations affiliated to Hampshire Beekeepers' Association (HBA).