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Meetings



 Summer training sessions are held, fortnightly from April each year at the   Branch apiary which is located below the White Horse at -

Town Farm, Bratton Road, Westbury, BA13 4TQ 

You will be welcome to come along and  experience handling bees. 

We can loan you a bee suit.



Branch Apiary


Any queries on meetings or apiary visits email  geraldinelenert@gmail.com


 MEETINGS 

Monday 3rd February 2020, 7.30pm

    Experience of American Foul Brood

Monday 2nd March 2020, 7.30pm 

    demonstration of  - shook swarm, Bailey comb change - for national         and WBC,  artificial swarm and making up nucs 

Monday 27th April 2020, 7.30pm

     Management for comb production and Managing mini nucs 

at the 

Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Westbury BA13 3JL (OS grid ref: ST870513).

The Annual Branch dinner Friday 10th January 2020, 7pm for 7.30pm 

at Cumberwell Golf Club, Bradford on Avon

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Methodist Church Hall

During the season a variety of procedures will be carried out  at the apiary.

 These will include:

  • Queen marking/ clipping and keeping hive records
  • Testing for varroa levels
  • Changing brood combs: new for old
  • Changing a brood box
  • Swarm control 
  • Shook swarm/Bailey Comb Change
  • Clearing bees and taking honey
  • Extraction of honey
  • Feeding colonies
There will be opportunity for people to experience manipulating bees and learn from others at the social period after the hives have been attended.
Bee-suits can be supplied contact The Apiary Manager
Geraldine Lenert 01380 870229