It's official, our apiary now has a new home in Woodbury Salterton. David McLarin who deals with the property side of things within the branch dealt with all the legalities and an Agreement has just been signed which came into effect on Wednesday 1st June 2016.
Some site preparation work needed to be carried out before we could move the bee huts and tea shed from the old apiary site at Clyst Honiton so a colony of volunteers gathered over the past three days and put in a lot of hard work to move the sheds over to the new site.
As the new site is close to the old, all the beehives are in a temporary location for a few weeks to prevent them flying back to Clyst Honiton before we finally move them to their lovely new home.
The new apiary site will be open to members for our usual beekeeping fortnightly meetings from Saturday 25th June 2016 - weather permitting.
We would love to see as many members as we can this weekend to show everyone the new site and see how the colonies are liking their new home. Don't forget the all important tea hut - the kettle will be on!
For members of the public who are interested in finding out more about beekeeping, we will be holding a Taster Day on Saturday 2nd July from 2pm. If you have any friends or family interested in taking up beekeeping, please ask them to get in touch with our Branch Secretary for more details.
Thanks to two of our members, Don Blackett and Jenifer Tucker, for taking photos to share with you all.
We would also like to say a big thank you to all who helped with the move. Many hands (and trailers ) certainly made light work of the move!
The image used on this page is attributed to Don Blackett. All rights reserved.