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Apiary  visits 2019

 Saturday 31st, August     

 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

Saturday 7th September 2019, 9am - 12md

   West Wiltshire Honey Show 

Monday 11th November 2019, 7.30pm

    West Wiltshire Annual General Meeting

Monday 9th September 2019, 7.30pm

    Putting the bees to bed - Ruth and Donald Watt

Monday 2nd December 2019, 7.30pm

    Confessions of a beekeeper - all 

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