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Friday, 21 July 2017

Visit the Honey Bees!

  Sunday July 23rd : 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Please book on a place on this visit via –places are limited, it is first come, first served, and a number of people have already booked a place.  You will be lent protective clothing. Also, if the weather is too wet or windy, the visit will have to be cancelled and you will be given notice on the morning.  So…get buzzing!

The Halifax and District Beekeepers Association Apiary is located on Church Lane, Southowram.  Please click on the link below to see a map of where it is located.
There will be a sign on the main road adjacent to the apiary and there is plenty of parking in the apiary grounds.

Meet from 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start
Introductory talk about honey bees, visit the bee hives, refreshments
End : 4.00pm

Please wear wellington boots if possible.  Protective veils and gloves etc will be provided.

With thanks to the Halifax and District Beekeepers Association for inviting us to visit their Apiary!


  1. Looking forward to it immensely!

  2. It was a great experience, seeing the bee hives opened by the beekeepers and getting all the gen. We all got kitted out in bee-proof gear and masks, and no-one got stung! First time I had seen a Queen honey-bee. Thanks for sorting it for us Charlotte, you're a Queen organiser !

  3. So glad you enjoyed it, Steve! They are absolutely fascinating creatures - I love learning about them!