2016 Honey Show

Reigate Beekeepers Show – 8th Oct


Our 2016 annual show seeks to provide a lively and interesting combination of exhibits, displays and stalls for all the family to enjoy and learn and this year features the ‘Queen Bee’ and the ‘Four Seasons of Beekeeping’. More…

I want to be a beekeeper

Want to be a beekeeper in 2017?


Reigate Beekeepers are running an ‘Introduction to Beekeeping Course’ during the coming winter on Monday evenings.
Commencing 9th January 2017 and running through to 13th March 2017. More…

Found a Honeybee Swarm

Found a Clustered Swarm of Bees?


Clustering honey bee swarms are normally docile and non aggressive. But, it’s best to be safe and avoid approaching the swarm, and on NO account swat, spray or try to move the swarm yourselves. Please call a Swarm Collector … More…

Members Honey for Sale Here

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…

Tree Bumblebees

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…

Out Apiaries

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…

Beginners Practical Training

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

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…