Beekeeping Taster Day 6th June 2020


Join us for a wonderful beekeeping Taster Day at our beautiful well-equipped Training Apiary. Our team of experienced beekeepers will give you a great taste of what is involved in being a beekeeper. Makes a GREAT family day. More…

2020 Auction Bees & Beekeeping Eqp


Saturday 18th April 2020 – The CATALOGUE of LOTS will be available by 17th April. To BUY, viewing is from 11am and the Auction commences 12  noon. + Paynes stall and Refreshments Sales. Registration of Lots will be opened soon,   More…

Beginners Beekeeping Course – 2020


We were taking bookings for our next Beginners Training Course that commences in January 2020. However the course is now Fully Booked. Look out for details of our next Taster Day during the Summer of 2020. More…

Found a Clustered Swarm of Bees?


Think you have seen a clustered honey bee swarm? We can attempt to capture and remove a newly clustered swarm of Honey bees … on NO account swat, spray or try to move the swarm yourselves … 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…