Basic Beekeeping Course

Our next Basic Beekeeping Course, led by Master Beekeeper Jim Vivian-Griffiths, starts on Monday 19th February 2018. There will be 6 evening sessions followed by four practical sessions in our apiary. The course provides a complete introduction to beekeeping for beginners and those who take it can be very confident of keeping bees successfully. You can download a registration form here: Basic Beekeeping Course - 2018 If you would like more informa

Our next meeting

is on Thursday 7th December and is our Christmas Social where we also have a talk by Andy Tatchell, Chair of Herefordshire Beekeepers, on Slovenian Bee Houses. Andy visited Slovenia a few years ago and was so impressed he has built a Bee House of his own. Please come along for a fascinating talk and celebrate the end of the beekeeping year with your fellow members. Friends and partners welcome. As usual the meeting is at Staunton Village Hall

Our 2017 Honey Show

was held on Saturday 7th October at The Main Place, Coleford. Our judges were Dave Maslen and Malcolm Cooper. The cup winners were: Apis Mellifera Cup for the best honey in Show: Andrew Phillips Major Noel Cup for the best exhibit in Show: Carol Cole Phil Phelps Cup for the best wax in Show: Carol Cole Lydney Apiary Tray for the best cake in Class 8: Corrine May The Chairman's Cup for the most points from all the Classes: Andrew Phillips

Asian Hornets

The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees because they will kill them when they need protein to feed their own larvae. Asian hornets are established in much of Europe, including France, They were found in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire in September 2016. The National Bee Unit found and destroyed a nest, which they believe was the ...