Branch Apiary

We are pleased to be able to announce that our new branch apiary is now open. We have excellent facilities, and members are welcome to join us for the fortnightly training sessions that we will be holding there.

Branch Apiary Session

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

The apiary is now up and running. The schedule for the 2022 beekeeping season of apiary visits is as follows. All sessions begin at 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise advised.

23 April
Beginners’ Practical 1

Basic Assessment Practical 1

Informal Talk by Regional Bee Inspector – Pests & Diseases
7 May
Beginners Practical 2

Basic Assessment Practical 2
21 May
Apiary Saturday
11 June
Apiary Saturday
25 June
Apiary Saturday
9 July
Apiary Saturday
23 July
Apiary Saturday
6 August
Apiary Saturday
20 August
Apiary Saturday
27 August
Apiary Saturday

For more information about the branch apiary, please contact