Summer meetings (May – Sep) are held at our Members’ Apiary in Highbury Park, Kings Heath, Saturdays at 2.00pm, weather permitting. At these outdoor meetings we work with live bees and therefore protective clothing is required. Some spare bee-suits are available if you wish to observe but you will also need wellingtons or boots that cover the ankles and a pair of smooth gloves. Washing up gloves or similar are recommended.
Winter meetings (Sep – Apr) are lively and educational with lectures and presentations mainly around beekeeping but on other subjects from time to time. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month at 7.30pm.
Members of Warwickshire Beekeepers Association
We are members of the Warwickshire Beekeepers Association which is our County branch of the British Beekeepers Association. Members are also welcome to attend the meetings of our other County Branch Associations. Details of their meetings are provided in the monthly newsletter, Warwickshire Beekeeper, which provides updates on our meetings and other interesting articles.
We maintain a comprehensive library that members can borrow from and various larger pieces of equipment that can be borrowed for a set time for a small fee.
We like to ensure that all beginners to the craft of beekeeping get off to a good start and advice is always readily available. Some of our members have kept bees for many years and are only too pleased to pass on the benefit of their experiences, both good and bad! You will be most welcome to attend any of the meetings mentioned above.