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Portishead Show

I would just like to say thank to everyone for their help in making the Blagdon Branch Stand a success this year, especially for turning up a little bit earlier for the handover, I am previous shift appreciated it.

The stand won 2nd prize this year in the best non trade class, so we won […]

BBC Horizon – What’s Killing Our Bees?

On Friday 2nd August 9pm BBC2 An Horizon Programme on latest research into honey bees.

The programme includes work currently being done at Bristol University with Professor Daniel Robert and his team (who will be speaking about their work at our AGM in November 2014).

Our own Phil Clemente was in attendance at the […]

Working Party – Sunday 4th August

I am planning to do some planting and general tidying up at the new apiary this Sunday straight after the usual apiary session and would really appreciate some help. I have a small number of bee friendly plants to put in and I would like to do a general tidy up/weeding session of the whole […]

Stephen Brain’s Taster Session

One of our members, Stephen Brain offers a half day introduction to beekeeping courses at his home.

The purpose of the Taster Session is to give an overview of the essentials of beekeeping and how you get started and trained. The afternoon will cover a variety of topics so you can see what is involved […]

Mention(s) in Dispatches

The Grand Opening of our new apiary made page 38 of The Mendip Times, and page 41 of the Chew Valley Gazette

Thank you!


Bazz the beekeepers sniffer dog

Dog trained to detect American Foul Brood, click here for full story

Photos and Report – Grand Opening of our new apiary

After nearly two years of searching for a new site, we beekeepers have finally celebrated the official opening of our new teaching apiary in Brockley. Geographically central to this wide-spread branch, our members can now improve their skills & learn new ones. Members and their guests were joined by Richard Simon and Thomas Heiser of […]

Help needed at Portishead Flower Show

Paul Fitzsimons is running the bee stand at the show on 27/28 July – but needs your help!

Volunteers to man the stand

The show is on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July. There will be three slots, morning, lunchtime and afternoon.

Setting up and clearing up


Grand Opening of the New Teaching Apiary at Brockley

Hopefully there will be plenty of members & guests at this event next Saturday 13th July. For those of you coming please take note of the following:

There will be signs on the approaches from the A370 and from the direction of Kenn & Clevedon. Someone in a high-vis jacket will be around to direct […]

Countryside Day for Children

These pictures show the calm before the storm!

Four of us manned the tent at this yearly Wraxall show for schoolchildren from North Somerset and Bristol. Led by Rob Francis, who had worked hard to put together a touchy-feely experience for the children, Bob South, Phil Clemente and I spent fours hours in the baking […]