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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       bee. We can loan you a bee suit.

Apiary  visits 2019

Saturday 13th April    Sunday 28th April

Saturday 11 May    Saturday 25th May

Saturday 8th June    Saturday 22nd June

Saturday 6th July    Saturday 20th July

Saturday 3rd August    Saturday 17th August    

Saturday 31st, August     

Branch Apiary


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


 MEETINGS

Monday 15th April 2019, 7.30pm 

 And so I became an Bee Inspector

Saturday 7th September 2019, 9am - 12md

   West Wiltshire Honey Show 

Monday November 2019, 7.30pm

    West Wiltshire Annual General Meeting

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

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