Apiary Meetings

WVBKA Association Apiary

The apiary houses approximately 10 hives which are principally for teaching best beekeeping practice to members. Harvested honey and new colonies are occasionally sold to cover costs. Regular meetings are held outdoors throughout the flying season and into the winter within the new lodge building. We  cover practical relevant seasonal topics with a bit of chat and a bit of hands on. The apiary is managed by Dave Williams with support from Geoff Dutson and Duncan and Clare Penkey.

Outline of meetings 2020:-

IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT ADVICE, AS A RESULT OF COVID-19, ALL MEETINGS ARE SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. 

This year meetings will be run every month - May through to September. These will be on Friday evenings, starting at 5.30. It is also planned to have an additional four meetings over the winter months which will be discussion sessions.

Future topics will come from the members,

Spontaneous events may be added to the schedule based on what is happening with the bees and these will be advertised by email shot to members.

There will be tea and coffee (or beer) and a discussion session afterwards, enjoyment and learning from the sessions will be important. There will be opportunity for members to stay and chat as an alternative to going onto the bees if they don't want to.

Meeting Dates:

Dates for apiary meetings are shown on the 2020 calendar.

A few days prior to the meeting an email will be sent to all members with information about the upcoming meeting.

In addition there is an Apiary Group WhatsApp group which will be used to keep members in touch with what is happening at the apiary. To join this group members should contact Duncan Penkey.