Branch Apiary

The branch is in the process of constructing a new apiary at a site near Chapmanslade. Project updates and photos of the development work as the project progresses can be found in the Newsletter. The branch apiary will be closed until the project has been completed.

When the building work has been completed and the bees have been moved from their current location, we will be holding fortnightly training sessions at the branch apiary. During the season we will carry out a variety of procedures, including:

  • Queen marking/ clipping and keeping hive records
  • Testing for varroa levels
  • Treating for varroa
  • Changing brood combs: new for old
  • Changing a brood box
  • Swarm control
  • Shook swarm / Bailey Comb Change
  • Clearing bees and taking honey
  • Honey extraction
  • Feeding colonies

A schedule of apiary visits will appear on this page when the apiary is up and running in Spring 2022.

For more information about the branch apiary, please contact