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Apiary  visits 2019

Saturday 22nd June        Saturday 6th July

Saturday 20th July          Saturday 3rd August

Saturday 17th August     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


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