Meetings and Events

Our spring and summer meetings are held at Barrwood & Hilbert Road Apiaries.
If you are contemplating buying equipment we suggest you try a taster session first at one of our apiaries, before making any outlay, to see if you are comfortable handling bees. We have a number of bee suites and sizes and we would suggest you come dressed in a long sleeved top, trousers [not shorts] and wellingtons.
Apiary meetings start again in March 2019:

Barrwood Bluebells

Barrwood Apiary Bluebells
Courtesy Sarah Rapley

Hilbert Road Apiary

Hilbert Rd Apiary
Courtesy Ellen Montelius

Our autumn & winter indoor meetings are held at Weald Memorial Hall TN14 6PT:

Weald Memorial Hall TN14 6PT

All our meetings are free and do not require prior booking unless stated otherwise. Non-members are always welcome at meetings. We do not charge for refreshments, a small donation towards costs would be most welcome. Young persons (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at our meetings.

The list of our forthcoming events over the next few months, is listed below:

Tuesday 20th November – AGM and Prize Giving
Venue:- Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT 7.30pm-9.30pm
Contact: Cliff Hayward

Wednesday 12th December – The Christmas Social event will be held at The Bucks Head, Godden Green. TN15 0JJ, from 7pm. All members, friends and guests welcome.
Booking essential, please contact Sarah Rapley on sarah@chartcorner.com or phone/text 07970 484232.

Tuesday 15th January 2019 – Lecture
Venue:- Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT 7.30pm-9.30pm
To be confirmed

Tuesday 19th February 2019 – Lecture
Venue:- Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT 7.30pm-9.30pm
Dr Emily Bailes – Royal Holloway College will be presenting her research on the transmission of deformed wing virus and slow bee paralysis virus between bees.
Contact: Liz Birchenough

Tuesday 19th March 2019 – Lecture
Venue:- Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT 7.30pm-9.30pm
Peter Aldridge to talk on the use of and demonstration of top bar hives.

Download the branch programme for meeting dates throughout all of 2018 in PDF format
Branch Programme 2018

Download these recent events in PDF format

Xmas Party 2016

Xmas Party 2017.