There are two teaching apiaries in the Nottinghamshire Beekeepers Association. They provide opportunities for our beekeepers to gain experience and also for non beekeepers to experience beekeeping at first hand.
Woodthorpe Grange Park Apiary
This apiary has around 8 colonies- the number varies considerably during the swarming season! The apiary is run by Bob Logan and Alec Thomson.
This apiary is situated near the Brackenhurst Campus of Nottingham Trent University. The apiary manager is Maurice Jordan.
2019 Practical Sessions at the Apiaries -these have now finished for 2019
The Brackenhurst apiary is open to association members and non-members to visit on Saturday afternoons at 2pm. Parking is at the College campus – you can then walk down to the apiary which is on the opposite side of the road. If you need any further information or need to borrow protective clothing please contact Maurice Jordan - 01636 821 613 firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your own boots (wellingtons) and rubber gloves.
The Woodthorpe Grange apiary has limited availability. It is only open to non members on the dates shown in red so please contact the manager for instructions and permission to attend. Bob Logan - 0115 952 0945 email@example.com
If you have a bee suit please bring it, otherwise please bring wellingtons and gloves – washing- up gloves will be fine. The apiary managers/demonstrators have the right to turn away those who, in their opinion, are not correctly atired.