Hartley Down apiary hut

Hartley Down apiary Sunday session

With the season (almost) in full swing, the Sunday apiary sessions are set to start again. There will be a variety of practical demonstrations for both beginner and intermediate beekeepers as well as the usual beekeeping chat and advice.

Hourly Schedule

8th May 2022

1400 - 1600
Varroa Resistance with Paul Borfiga
Paul will host what will prove to be an excellent session for those of us that are looking to breed varroa resistance in our colonies.

22nd May 2022

1400 - 1600
Make a Queen Frame Trap with Kathy O'Toole
Whether you are treatment free or not, queen frame trapping (QFT) is a great technique to add to your integrated pest management. PLEASE NOTE: This event will be held in Kathy's garden, contact her to arrange.

5th June 2022

1400 - 1600
Beginner Beekeeper session
Derek Read will be running a session to demonstrate how to perform your first manipulations with your bees with the minimum amount of disruption to the colony.


Sunday 22 May 2022


2:00 pm


Hartley Down apiary
Hartley Down Allotments, Entrance opposite 23 Hartley Down Road, CR8 4EA


Derek Read