Meetings and Events

Our spring and summer meetings are held at Barrwood & Hilbert Road Apiaries:

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

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. Choose a date that suits you from the list of our forthcoming events.

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:

Saturday 22nd September – Barrwood apiary from 2pm
Venue:- Hildenborough Rd TN11 9QA
Preparing colonies for winter.
Contact: Cliff Hayward

Tuesday 16th October – Lecture
Venue:- Weald Memorial Hall, Weald, TN14 6PT 7.30pm-9.30pm
Mr Paul Vagg will be giving us his expert guidance on “Cooking with Honey”. Why not bring along a cake using the honey show recipe and get his opinion on how to get a perfect rise and even bake.
Contact: Liz Birchenough

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

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
To be confirmed

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.