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Bristol Beekeepers
Bristol Branch of Avon Beekeepers Association
registered charity number 271717

About Us

Welcome to the Bristol Beekeepers website. Please have a browse around the site, look at the pollen guide, have a look at our downloads section and check our events calendar.

Bristol Beekeepers runs a full programme of social and educational events. Many events are open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike as well as members of other clubs or associations.

Bristol Beekeepers has an excellent apiary where members can practice the craft of beekeeping with the support of an experienced beekeeper with full protective kit being provided.

Bristol Beekeepers run short courses and demonstrations of bees and beecraft throughout the year. For further information about courses see the Beginners section. There is also information on keeping bees on allotments.

Intro to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping 2016

A course run over three Saturdays, 30th January, 6th and 13th February 2016, 10.00am to 5.00pm at Redland Green Bowling Club. The cost of the course is £60 and covers tea, coffe and biscuits. You will either need to provide your own lunch or visit one of the local pubs or cafes.

This course is for those who are seriously interested in taking up beekeeping. It aims to provide sufficient information about bees and beekeeping for the beginner in readiness to work with bees. The course addresses how best to care for the bees, the equipment needed, the year's tasks in the apiary, extracting and preparation of honey products and responsibility to the public. There will be no live bees on the course.

Later in the year participants will have the opportunity to visit an apiary to look into hives with an experienced beekeeper and gain some hands-on experience with bees.

Please download the application below here or by clicking the image above.

About Us

Welcome to the Bristol Beekeepers website. Please have a browse around the site, look at the pollen guide, have a look at our downloads section and check our events calendar.

Bristol Beekeepers runs a full programme of social and educational events. Many events are open to beekeepers and non-beekeepers alike as well as members of other clubs or associations.

Bristol Beekeepers has an excellent apiary where members can practice the craft of beekeeping with the support of an experienced beekeeper with full protective kit being provided.

Bristol Beekeepers run short courses and demonstrations of bees and beecraft throughout the year. For further information about courses see the Beginners section. There is also information on keeping bees on allotments.

Intro to Beekeeping

Introduction to Beekeeping 2016

A course run over three Saturdays, 30th January, 6th and 13th February 2016, 10.00am to 5.00pm at Redland Green Bowling Club. The cost of the course is £60 and covers tea, coffe and biscuits. You will either need to provide your own lunch or visit one of the local pubs or cafes.

This course is for those who are seriously interested in taking up beekeeping. It aims to provide sufficient information about bees and beekeeping for the beginner in readiness to work with bees. The course addresses how best to care for the bees, the equipment needed, the year's tasks in the apiary, extracting and preparation of honey products and responsibility to the public. There will be no live bees on the course.

Later in the year participants will have the opportunity to visit an apiary to look into hives with an experienced beekeeper and gain some hands-on experience with bees.

Please download the application below here or by clicking the image above.

Events

We run a range of events ranging from apiary days to talks by guest speakers. Please check the calendar to see when events are running and what we are up to.

Please note that not all events are open to non members. If you are unsure please contact us to find out more information including how to become a member.

Bristol Beekeepers Calendar

Pollen

Pollen comes in many varied colours. As you rollover the chart the name, colour and image if available will appear in a floating window. The colours are only a guide as computer monitors vary in viewable colours. The chart gives an idea of the time of year you may see the pollen. Use the buttons above to change seasons. We would recommend a commercially printed chart to take into the field.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us about joining our association any other related beekeeping questions and queries.

We are a small organisation so we may not always be able to respond to emails quickly so please be patient.

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