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West Wiltshire Beekeepers

We hold meetings monthly during the winter months at the Methodist Church hall, Station Road, Westbury.

Methodist Church Hall

Summer training sessions are held, fortnightly from the end of April each year (see calendar below for actual dates), at the branch apiary which is located below the White Horse at Town Farm, Bratton Road, Westbury.

Branch Apiary

Any queries on meetings or apiary visits email Geraldine Lenert.


Saturday 15th April                             Saturday 24th June

Saturday 29th April                             Saturday 8th July

Saturday 13th May                             Sunday 23nd July

Saturday 27th May                             Saturday 5th August

Saturday 10th June                            Saturday 19th August

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 / making a nucleus
  • Shook swarm
  • Clearing bees and taking honey
  • Extraction of honey
  • Feeding colonies

Due to unknowns: the weather and the bees themselves, we will start in April with Queen marking and hive records and also testing for varroa levels.

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