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Thornes Beekeeping Sale Days

Our Autumn Sale Days will be held as usual this year.

5th September 10.00am to 1.00pm at Oakley Green Farm, Oakley Green, Nr Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4PZ 26th September 10.00am to 1.00pm at Chilbolton Down Farm, Chilbolton Down, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6BU 17th October from 10.00am at Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, Lincolnshire, LN8 […]

New Bee Equipment Supplier in Axbridge

A member of Burnham BKA has set up a supply shop. Price list g’s bees price list

NBU Alert – August 2015 – Starvation Risk

In many areas of the UK nectar flows have ceased and reports are coming in from Regional and Seasonal Bee Inspectors of starving bee colonies, where the beekeeper is not aware that the bees are severely short of food, or the colony(s) have already starved to death. It is also apparent that Wasps are becoming […]

Essential Items Purchase Scheme – Ambrosia Syrup and Bakers’ Fondant – August 2015

The aim is to provide a self funding scheme to enable Branch members to purchase commonly used essential Bee Keeping supplies at reduced costs using the power of bulk purchasing. We are offering to provide Ambrosia Syrup and Bakers’ Fondant.

Ambrosia Syrup is a liquid prepared food which comes very close to natural bee nutrition. […]


Bridget Knutson is to take a study group for Module 2 (Honey bee products and forage) for the exam on November 14th.

The sessions (organised by Annabel Lewis) will all take place at The George in Backwell 7.30pm on the following dates:

Wednesday 2nd September; Tuesday 29th September; Tuesday 13th October; Tuesday 27th October; Tuesday […]

Kit for sale

Jonathan Jutsum has some kit for sale, contact him here (QMP Jonathan) if interested:-

Brood box – Deep National £30

Honey Extractor – Used twice – same as this one – £230

Branch Success at Flower Show

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The Branch enjoyed a successful weekend at the Portishead Flower Show recently.

Highlight of the weekend was walking away with the Western Daily Press Challenge Cup for the best non-horticultural trade stand.

Our newly acquired posters added greatly to the overall effect, and with our virtual hive, observation hive, candle rolling and […]

Midlands & South West Counties Convention 2015

The convention is taking place at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September. The Convention is an opportunity for your members to expand their beekeeping knowledge and skills and make new friends. All are welcome from beginners to experienced beekeepers. We have a fascinating range of lectures and workshops […]