Meetings and Events
Autumn Meetings arranged so far
Wednesday November 20th at 8.00pm at Westerham Hall
Annual General Meeting including a Honey Competition and Social Evening.
The committee are arranging a program of meetings for the winter at Westerham Hall on the following Wednesday evenings. Further details will be posted when finalized. Please put these dates in your diary so as not to miss them.
29th January, 26th February, 26th March, 30th April, 24th September and 12th November will be the AGM
when we visit home Apiaries. These are held at members’ apiaries at weekends over the summer.
Tea and coffee are provided by the host but please bring a cake, biscuits or sandwiches. Looking at bees is very hungry work!
The committee for 2013/14 is preparing a programme of meetings for the summer of this year. If you would like to host a visit to your apiary please contact Diana Pickard 01732 750463 firstname.lastname@example.org or Jane Rosam 01732 868085 email@example.com
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.
The Association runs a Training Apiary for new beekeepers at weekends.
The autumn training sessions for this year, organised by Geoff Close, have now been completed. More sessions are planned for next year and details will be announced in due course. If you are interested please contact Geoff 01959 572729 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Training Apiary site is near to The Warren Crockham Hill and has been operating for a few years now and is equipped with several colonies provided by Geoff Close, Sean New and James Cash.
The training sessions are usually held on Saturday afternoons from 2.00 p.m. till about 4.00 p.m. Geoff & Co. will be deciding dates for the sessions which will be confirmed by email.
Directions: About one mile north of Crockham Hill Village (just before the road goes down the hill when heading towards Edenbridge on the B2026) fork left/east into a private road onto Crockham Hill Common (there is a white sign saying No Motors except for The Red House, Larksfield and the Warren). Keep left at the first fork and again having left the seat on your left continue up the left fork into the woods to reach the ‘The Warren’ TN8 6 SX is at the end. OS Ref: 447515.
New beekeepers are invited to attend the training apiary to gain experience in handling bees and to discuss practical beekeeping matters. Our thanks are due to James, Geoff and Sean for providing this training service in the ‘out apiary’.