Our apiary started in 2016. Andy and Sue, our resident beekeepers went on a beekeeping course with the Farnham Beekeeping Association and have had their heads buried in books since. We now have two hives set up and a third in the pipeline. Very pleasingly, a few jars of honey were produced in our first year with great results! So, we look forward to expanding in the years to come and increasing favourable plantings to support bees and other wildlife around the site.
For any newcomers wanting to start beekeeping, we would certainly recommend making contact with your local beekeeping association, as they are very helpful, have lots of useful contacts and keep you up to date with the constantly changing issues affecting beekeeping.
The British Beekeepers Association – http://www.bbka.org.uk
Farnham Beekeepers – A division of the Surrey Beekeepers Association – http://www.farnhambeekeepers.org.uk
Guildford Beekeepers Association – A division of the Surrey Beekeepers Association –