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Solar Wax Extractor help!

Please see a request below from one of our new members:- I just have a quick question… I know there was a session earlier in the year on making your own solar extractors. I am wondering if you know of anyone who either a) has a spare extractor looking for a home and/or would like […]

Virgin Queens x3

One of our members, Sandu Baker-Hellings has three virgin queens, free to members.

Collection from Backwell, first come, first served.

Please email general enquiries via “Contact Us” tab above to express an interest.

Queens Market Place open for business!

The Queens Market Place is open again, a place for members to buy and sell bees.

You can find it here

John Holland is our first seller this year, with a nuc.

Check out the marketplace for full details


Found by our swarm liaison officer Adrian Wells.

Go careful moving those bees!

Bee stuff for sale

After 14 years I have given up beekeeping so have equipment for sale. Before advertising nationally I would like to offer it to branch members. All sales cash only please. Mike Edwards at Portishead Telephone 01275842431.

1 x National bee hive consisting of 1 x heavy duty wooden hive stand,1 x open mesh floor, 1 […]

Apiary meeting 26th April

Please note that as we had to postpone the apiary session for the introductory course last Sunday this will now take place on Sunday 26th April. This means that 26th April is for the introductory course only, and not open to general members. David Capon Apiary Manager NB all sessions in April start at 2.30pm, […]


I would like to thank the five members who turned up on Saturday to hear Dave Maslen, one of the most knowledgeable beekeepers in the area, give his talk on swarming. I know it was Easter Saturday, but it is hardly worth putting these meetings on unless we have a better attendance. David Welham President […]

Avon AGM report

I attended the Avon AGM last Saturday and this is a brief resume of the meeting. A talk was given by Hasan al Toufailia who is a PhD student at Sussex University studying under Francis Ratnieks. His talk was on the use of oxalic acid and its efficacy in dealing with varroa. His experiments used […]

Beekeeping Year – April

Things to do this month:-

Go to Spring Day School Go to Stoneleigh First Complete inspection Shirt sleeve weather Start with weakest hive Gentle smoke 5 rules of inspection Queen/eggs Space to expand Stores ‘til next inspection Building up well Disease Remove old brood combs and replace with new (feed) Assess temper for later queen […]