Re-opening of Hams Hall Apiary – the story!


What a great evening, and thank you to all those members who attended, we had about 30 people there. Dan and Luke were great hosts, with beer and sandwiches laid on but the real show was what they had done to the apiary.

The photos I took do not really do it justice. The apiary itself is located in a bird sanctuary, and what a perfect location. The set up is impressive, with fencing to keep the badgers and deer out, and bee shed to keep all their equipment in, they have even managed to source running water.

Wishing them many years of happy beekeeping, congratulations on getting the Apiary back up and running.

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Just under a year ago whilst out taking photos of wildlife we stumbled upon an abandoned apiary full of rotten hives, not knowing the first thing about honeybees we contacted someone who did, Owen Pengelly. This ended up becoming a lot more than we anticipated and ended up with a large European foul brood outbreak and a visit from the national bee unit. The site was cleared of bees and equipment. Our first hands on experience with honeybees will always be our worse. .

With the help of our mentor Owen and a few other local bee keepers weve started our beekeeping journey and revived the site.

From too novice beekeepers, we would like to invite you to our open evening come and find out more on the story, and see the successful outcome.

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