Events and Meetings

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by

We hold two evening meetings per month during the winter and weekly afternoon meetings (weather permitting) during the summer (April to September).

Winter Meetings

We hold Main winter meetings and Better Beekeeping sessions each month (September to April).  All (members and guests/visitors) are welcome to attend both meetings if they wish but the Better Beekeeping Meetings are primarily aimed at those who have kept bees for less than three years and concentrating on basic beekeeping skills and learning from each other’s experience. See the Calendar for dates and topics for this year.

The Main Winter Meetings are held on a Tuesday Passmore Edwards Hall in Hayle (13-15 Hayle Terrace. Hayle, TR27 4BU). The format is usually a presentation, previous examples include: making mead, spring swarm management, and American Foul Brood. The full library will be open and refreshments and a raffle will be available.

The Better Beekeeping Meetings are held on a Tuesday at St. Piran’s Hall in Goldsithney (South Road, Goldsithney, TR20 9LE). Each meeting covers a certain topic followed by an opportunity to ask more experienced beekeepers questions. The mini library will be available as will refreshments and a raffle. See Calendar for dates.

Directions to St Piran’s Hall: from the centre of Goldsithney take the South road towards Perranuthnoe. The Hall is on your right. From the crossroads at the Dynasty (Chinese) Restaurant, turn north. The hall is just inside the village on the left. See map. If this link does not work in your browser, use google search for South Road, Goldsithney.

Directions to Passmore-Edwards Institute: 13-15 Hayle Terrace, Hayle, TR27 4BU. From the A30 Marks and Spencer roundabout take the B3301 to Hayle. Fore St becomes Commercial Rd and the hall is on the right hand side, with a car park behind the building.

Summer Meetings

Summer meetings are held weekly during the afternoon (2pm to 5pm), provided the weather is suitable, at our apiary near Marazion.  These meetings are practical sessions where hands-on experience can be gained under the direction of some of our more experienced beekeepers.  All members (and occasional guests) are welcome to attend.

Directions to Summer Apiary : can be obtained by contacting the Education Coordinator and Apiary Manager, Anne McQuade.