Club Apiary

Melksham Beekeepers Club Apiary

Training sessions are organised during the summer months.
Adult and child beesuits are provided free of charge, please bring your own rubber gloves and wellies.

Open Apiary Meetings:

Every Saturday morning starting 11am at our Branch Apiary, Rowdefield Farm, Conscience Lane, Rowde.

If the weather is poor, the event will be cancelled, please contact Liz direct on: 01380 816564 or email

A note from Liz, our apiary manager, on topics to be covered this season:

General husbandry....standard inspection techniques, which equipment is needed, manipulation, predicting what is going to happen etc. 

Queen rearing

Swarm control methods

Comb change techniques

Production and processing of honey

Production of comb honey

Nucleus production

Varroa control, both natural and chemical

Construction of flat pack hives

Correct frame construction

Creation of bait hives

Bee health and disease recognition

Feeding bees for the winter

Other things will crop up I am sure!