Want to be a beekeeper in 2018?


Our next ‘Introduction to Beekeeping Course’ will be during the coming winter on Monday evenings.
Commencing 15th January 2018 and running through to 19th March 2018. More…

Asian Hornet identified in UK


Sighting of the Asian hornet confirmed in Gloucestershire – the first time it has been discovered in the UK. Smaller than our native hornet, the Asian hornet poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. More…

Members Honey For Sale


Looking for local honey made by local bees and offered for sale by local beekeepers? Some of our Members are able to offer products from their hives for sale either ‘from the door’, or from small local village stores or market stalls. More…

Out-Apiaries … Hives in Your Garden?


Able to have hives in your own large garden, orchard or field, but unable to devote the time or investment to be an actual Beekeeper? Could you provide one of our beekeepers with an ‘Out-Apiary’ site for one or two (or more!) hives? More…

Bird Boxes & Bumble Bees


Our Honeybee Swarm Collection Coordinator provides this update to his advice first published last year about dealing with the newly arrived Tree Bumblebee that has a particular preference for nesting in bird boxes and can be very aggressive …. More…

Practical Training


Teaching Apiary meetings take place every week (weather permitting), from the first week in April to the end of August on Wednesday evenings starting at 6.30pm. The apiary itself will typical house approximately 12 hives, which … More…

Food for Foragers


One very direct way that everyone with a garden, large or small, can help the honeybees is to grow a selection of some of the plants that honeybees are particularly fond of as sources of nectar or pollen or both. More…