Our training apiary

What is an Apiary?

A place where Beekeepers keep the hives in their care. An Apiary may consist of one or hundreds of bee hives and though usually a permanent location it can also be sometimes temporary.

Beverley Beekeepers Association has its own Apiary entirely dedicated to demonstrations, teaching & training of beekeepers, new or experienced. You can sign up for a ‘taster session‘ or a ‘6 week beginners course‘ at this Apiary.

If any surplus colonies are generated during the Summer season they are usually sold on to Novice Beekeepers or other Association members.

Our Apiary is managed and run by a team of volunteers from within Beverley Beekeepers’ Association. At present there are approximately ten colonies on the site, which is no mean feat to look after, especially when looking after your own Bees too.

The following photos show the typical sort of work undertaken by the Apiary volunteers. The pictures all represent some of the activities that students on a course will be involved in as they learn about colony management through observation and then undertaking hive manipulations.

Bees on comb
Inspecting a comb
Eggs, larvae and bees
Queen and attendants
Super off