Saturday Afternoon meetings at Leweston Apiary
Throughout the summer months usually commencing the first Saturday in April (weather permitting) commencing at 2.30pm.
The Apiary manager will direct operations for the afternoon depending on members and bees requirements.
Members should bring their own beekeeping protection gear, hive tools are kept on site.
Guests are welcome having checked with the Apiary Manager but please ensure they have adequate protective gear and chaperone them from their arrival at the apiary and for the full duration of their visit.
Winter Meeting Programme
Evening talks will be at The Mitre Inn Sandford Orcas commencing at 07.30pm.
13th December/Tuesday - Wren Franklin who is site manager on Ryewater Nursery will be talking on
'Wild Abundance in the Garden - What can the wildlife gardener learn from the world of nature conservation?'
Ryewater Nursery near Sherborne is home to 100 acres of pioneering wildlife gardens and nature reserve with much of the wildlife value having been created over the past 40 years. We will explore the value of gardens for wildlife, appreciating native species, some practical examples of wildflower meadow making and getting the best out of hedges and edges. Lots of tips, tricks and information to help create beautiful wildlife filled gardens.
17Th January, Mill Farm, Bradford Abbas at 7:30pm
Kevin Pope, our Regional Bee Inspector will be presenting a talk on ‘a Bee Inspector’s perspective 2022’
21st February- Paula Carnell will be coming to talk to us and do some honey tasting, so if anyone wants to bring a sample of honey along, that would be great.
Non members are welcome to come along with a charge of £5 to cover costs. There is a cash bar on site.