Welcome to the South Gloucestershire Beekeepers' Association
Picture courtesy of Gazette Newspapers, Hugh Lewis and Joe Stott at The Berkeley Show Live Bee Demonstration
Check out the Articles Page, Latest Prices for your Equipment Supplies, Frames, Foundation etc.
Some items of hardware are also available Jeff Bee holds stock
Please Note that Varroa treatments have been removed from the list, due to a lack of demand it is no longer viable to keep stocks that are always in date.
Timely Reminder To All Members
You should be maintaining a 'Veterinary Medicine Administration Record'
keeping it for 5 years
Download from Articles page and/or see FERA website for more details
NEWS: SGBKA WILL AGAIN BE RUNNING EVENING CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS and "IMPROVER" WORKSHOPS FOR MORE EXPERIENCED BEEKEEPERS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS of 2016/2017 - See ARTICLES page and MEETINGS for more details.
SGBKA Bee Equipment Sales and Training Course details please click on Articles Link for more information
South Gloucestershire beekeepers are a welcoming group of beekeepers who share a common interest in the craft and long term future of beekeeping.
We have an all year round meeting schedule including indoor talks, education/training courses and lectures during the winter; beekeeping demonstrations at the club apiary and members' apiaries during the summer.
The meetings are lively and educational with lectures covering the basics for newcomers as well as a range of advanced topics including queen rearing for the more experienced beekeeper.
Our members come from all walks of life and all generations with new members always especially welcome
At our outdoor meetiings we will be working live bees so please make arrangements for protective clothing prior to your visit.
For membership information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
Bees for Beginners
The association will make every effort to help and encourage members who are new or inexperienced,
particularly those who have completed a Basic Beekeeping course. If nuclei bred at the branch
apiary are available for sale they will be given a high priority for their purchase. We will provide a mentor
to assist them for the first 18 months and the opportunity to attend practical training sessions
at the apiary.
Members who are new to beekeeping may purchase all the hive equipment required to start
beekeeping from the branch apiary.
If the beginner wishes to cease bee keeping within their first 18 months, the branch will buy back all the
re-usable equipment at 80% of the cost price.
Please contact email@example.com for more information on this Scheme