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Meetings


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

Apiary Visits for 2018

Saturday 7th April                   Saturday 7th July

Saturday 21st April                 Saturday 21st July

Saturday 5th May                   Saturday 4th August

Saturday 19th May                 Saturday 18th August

Sunday 3rd June *                  Saturday 1st September

Saturday 23th June

*note Sunday instead of Saturday 

Branch Apiary


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


 MEETINGS

We hold meetings monthly during the winter months at the Methodist Church Hall, Station Road, Westbury, BA13 3HA   
  •  12th March 2018, 7.30pm
    • “Moving House”  (all about swarming)
  •  9th April 2018, 7.30pm
    • A Taste of Microscopy”

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