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a six week course on Tuesday evenings
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Starting Tuesday 19th February 2019
Larkrise Community Farm, West Ashton Rd.,
Trowbridge, BA14 6DQ
For more information contact the Secretary Geraldine Lenert


Summer training sessions are held, fortnightly from the end of 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.


Branch Apiary

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


Monday 14th January 2019, 7.30pm 

    Making Asian Hornet Traps

Monday 11th February 2019, 7.30pm

    From Buckfast to Buckingham Palace 

Monday 11th March 2019, 7.30pm 

    Preparing and Using Wax 

The above Branch meeting will be held in the

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