The club apiary is situated within the walled garden of The Off-shoots Permaculture Project which is situated in Towneley Park, Burnley.
The apiary was established for the benefit of our members.
Thanks to the agreement we have with The Offshoots Permaculture Project, we have indoor facilities to store our equipment and as a result can carry out indoor work such as frame and hive building in the wet weather. In addition to this we also have access to the conference room to use for training and meetings.
The apiary is predominantly a teaching apiary, so it is a chance for our new members to come down and get some experience and gain some confidence and for our more experienced members to come down and pass on some tips.
There is always something different going on with each colony and as a result the sessions give our members a chance to get some “hands on” with the practical side of beekeeping. We talk through and demonstrate how we can deal with different situations that crop up and therefore we always have jobs that need doing to keep the apiary running. Above all bring your enthusiasm and we will provide the tea and biscuits.
More importantly after 2 years of not getting together these apiary sessions are a chance for us to have a blooming good old natter about bees and catch up over a brew and biscuits 😊
This year we are going to be running two sessions per week.
Sunday at 1pm & Monday evening 5:30/6pm
We hope to see you down there this season…