Westerham Beekeepers' Association

Meetings and Events

The Winter meetings are over and we are now well into the spring/summer 2018 apiary visits.

The next visit is on Saturday, June 23rd, for a 2.30pm start. Host Mark Waddington; our demonstrator will be Celia Rudland. Phone 07770 988477 for directions to Mark's apiary.

The demonstration will be followed by a tea and discussion. If you are attending, please bring a contribution to tea – cake, savoury, sandwiches, biscuits, etc.


The next apiary visit will be on Saturday, July 21st, for a 2.30pm start. Host Peter Cobley; demonstrator Geoff Close.

Phone 01732 867625 for directions to Peter's apiary.

The demonstration will be followed by a tea and discussion. If you are attending, please bring a contribution to tea – cake, savoury, sandwiches, biscuits, etc.


All our meetings are open to anyone interested in the topic and you will be most welcome to attend. It would be helpful if you will kindly to let us know that you plan to attend. You can let us know by telephone or E-mail any of the people on the Contacts page. When you do arrive please make sure that you introduce yourself to the Chairperson.


Training Apiary

The Association runs a Training Apiary for new beekeepers at weekends during the summer months.

These sessions at the Training Apiary at Crockham Hill are on Sundays from 10am to 12pm. They will run fortnightly, weather permitting by Tracy Johnson and Steve Riley.

Taster sessions will again be run next season to attract new members and allow budding beekeepers first-hand experience of handling bees. Spare suits or jackets will be required, so please be in touch if you can help out.

A mentoring system will also be established to guide first-year beekeepers. So, seasoned beekeepers, please volunteer!

Tracy and Steve will be sending out an email nearer the time with further details. Meanwhile, new or beginning beekeepers who wish to register an interest in signing up for the Training Apiary are encouraged to contact our dedicated email address:wbkatrainingapiary@gmail.com (or alternatively phone Tracy Johnson on 07879 234253).

Directions to the Training  Apiary: About one mile north of Crockham Hill Village but please phone Tracey or email wbkatrainingapiary@gmail.com for detailed directions.

Our thanks are due to Tracy, Steve and James for providing this training service in the ‘out apiary’.

And remember, we are always at the end of the phone if any one gets into trouble and needs help!

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