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!