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Introduction to Beekeeping Course

Apiary Visit Arrangements

Apiary Visit Sunday 30th April 2017

The second planned apiary visit will take place this coming Sunday, commencing at 2:00pm and finishing at approximately 4:00pm.

Our second visit, hosted by Roy Cropley will be to the small SEHBKA Association apiary which is located in the beautiful grounds of Bayford Hall.


Can I ask that we all meet at 1:50pm in the area to the front of Bayford Church where space for car parking is available. Because the apiary is in the gardens of a private house we limit the number of vehicles on site so again we will ferry you to the apiary from the meeting place.

A map with directions for which are at the bottom of this page.

Protective Equipment

For those of you with suits, please remember to bring them along. For those without, we will be bringing along some suits and jackets to make sure you are adequately protected.

Just in case you are asked to wear a jacket, can I ask that you wear trousers that are of a smooth a material as possible. This is because bees get stuck to wooly garments and are difficult to brush off without hurting them.

Please wear wellies if you have them. If not then we will have to ask you to tuck your trouser bottoms into your socks as we dont want any bees walking up your trouser leg. Therefore please wear some long socks.

If you have some beekeeping gloves then please bring them along. If not we have a few pairs of leather gloves or washing up gloves which will suffice for the afternnon.


Please remember not to wear any perfumes or aftershaves unless you want to be the centre of attention.

If you use an EpiPen please bring it along with you and make sure that you notify one of the instructors before you enter the apiary. We take every precaution to prevent you get stung and it is very rare that this happens on the course but we need to be prepared.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday 30th April.

Remember we committed to make sure everyone could attend two apiary visits. If you have missed one and would like to arrange to meet on a later date then please contact me at the email address below. For those that have already contacted me there is no need to do it again.

If you have any other questions then please contact me at



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