The Westerham beekeepers 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.
Tea and coffee are provided by the host but please bring a cake, biscuits or sandwiches. Looking at bees is very hungry work!
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 committee for 2013 has prepared a programme of meetings for the summer of this year.The next of our meetings this year is to be held on;
Nick Withers, wearing his ex-Seasonal Bee Inspector veil will demonstrate.
Saturday 6th July at Gary Robinson’s Apiary 77 Jail Lane, Biggin Hill, TN16 3SE 01959 572715
Geoff Close, wearing his bee suit not his apron, will demonstrate.
at Westerham Hall
September 25th - tba;
November 20th - AGM and Honey Competition
Please put these dates in your diaries to avoid disappointment. Full details will follow later.
Directions for Westerham Hall: From the A25 in the centre of Westerham (by the Green), take the London Road towards Biggin Hill; turn first right into Quebec Avenue; the car park and Westerham Hall is on the right hand side. OS Ref: 447542 . Please be aware that parking restrictions are still in place on the roads near Westerham Hall.
The Association runs a Training Apiary for new beekeepers at weekends.
First training sessions for this year is to be held TMore sessions are now being organised by Geoff for this year and details will be announced in due course
The Training Apiary site is near to The Warren Crockham Hill and has been operating for a few weeks 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’.