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

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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


 MEETINGS

  •    Monday 12th November 2018, 7.30pm
    • West Wiltshire Branch Annual General Meeting
  The above meeting will be at the Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Westbury, BA13 3HA   
  • Saturday 6th October 2018 
    •  Wiltshire Beekeepers Day The Corn Exchange Devizes
  •   Wednesday 10th October 2018 7pm for 7.30pm
    • Skittles evening at The Organ, Warminster

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