South Gloucestershire Beekeepers' Association

Welcome to the South Gloucestershire Beekeepers' Association

berkeley Show

 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'

and

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  secretary@sgbka.org.uk .

 

 

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 secretary@sgbka.org.uk for more information on this Scheme