Apiary meeting dates 2022

Directions to Conwy Beekeepers’ apiary: Tal y Cafn apiary

 

Update June 2022.
Email Peter McFadden secretary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk for further information
We prefer you to bring your own clean bee suit and gloves and wellies.
Dates 2022,  Sundays at 2.30pm.
15th May
26th June
17th July
21st August
11th September

  • Our training apiary is in the old Llwydfaen Quarry at Tal y Cafn, Conwy Valley.

  • We lease the quarry from Bodnant Estate.

  • The quarry is on the site of a 12th century motte and bailey.  

  • Roadside parking.

  • No toilets on site.

  • No equipment or tools are stored on site.

  • We welcome newcomers, who are just thinking about becoming beekeepers, as well as new beekeepers and improvers.

  • Friends and family are welcome, age 10 years and upwards.

  • The apiary is stocked with a variety of hives: National timber and polystyrene and WBC.

  • The bees are inspected annually by our Seasonal Bee Inspector.

  • The site is very sheltered and ideal for training purposes.

  • We can provide good quality bee suits and gloves for newcomers, children’s sizes and adults up to XL.  Just bring wellies.

  • We emphasize the importance of personal safety when working with bees. Everybody present is expected to wear clean appropriate protective clothing.

  • We have a pool of about six instructors. Would you like to join the pool?

  • The training sessions are informal, and we encourage trainees to handle combs of bees.

  • We always welcome offers of help with gardening.

  • Would like to help with strimming and general gardening work at the apiary?
    Please contact the Apiary Manager Kevin Jones, email
    apiary@conwybeekeepers.org.uk

 

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