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Perry

Safe to say – our bees are nice ones!

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Perry arrived at the training apiary this week to inspect and collect some nucleus’ of bees. We were a little surprised therefore when he turned up in shorts and short-sleeved open shirt, bare legs and arms. He announced that he hadn’t brought with him a bee suit/jacket or gloves, and that normally he doesn’t even wear a veil! In the …

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New Handcrafted Money Boxes

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The new handcrafted money boxes are now available to teach children about bees and saving at the same time!

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The Class of 2018

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The years seems to go faster and faster! Already nearly at the end of the Newbie Theory Beekeeping Course, with 42 new beekeepers this year, joining in the fun. Heres the class of 2018 learning through demonstration 2 artificial swarm control methods: Pagden and Snelgrove. Let’s hope they don’t have to put it into practice until their 2nd year.

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Out in the field with 3 yr old grandson

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Starting him early, grandson, aged 3 out checking the bees…..already understands bees pollinate 1/3 of our food.

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Saturday 8th July

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Surrey Bees Training at the Pyrford & Mayford Flower Show – come and meet the bees, taste various honey, buy scented candles, furniture polish, lip balms all made from our bees wax. Coldharbour Road, Pyrford, Woking from 12:30

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RHS Wisley Family Gardening Show

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At the Family Gardening show today until Sunday-wonderful weather, great audience, very busy! Do come along….don’t miss this great event.  

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Class Of 2016

100% Passes and ALL CREDITS! – Basic Assessments

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017 Basic Assessment candidates who not only all passed their BBKA Basic Assessment BUT ALL received Credits! What a fabulous team of 18 students! The photo shows them as newbies the year previous. Looking forward to seeing some of you on the other intermediate classes soon.    

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Frame of Sealed Brood

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The Queen had certainly done her job on this frame, filling every single cell with an egg, difficult to find a more complete frame of sealed brood!  

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Bee Microscopy

Bee Microscopy for 3 year olds…………

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Even a 3 year old can learn to dissect a bee. Here’s one Surrey Bees member, aged 3, dissecting a worker, under a stereo to view it’s legs, hairs, eyes and antenna up close.

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The class of 2017

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The New Beekeepers of 2017 finishing their Theory Course. Now to go out in the field and the practical – hopefully putting what we’ve learnt into practise with their own colonies, at the training apiary, building them up over the spring and summer months to take honey off in August.  

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