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The Somerset Beekeepers Association is organised into 12 divisions, each of which runs its own programme of events.

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Beginners Beekeepers Courses

Our courses are aimed at those with an interest in honey bees. They cover beekeeping basics - from setting up an apiary and acquiring bees to health & safety, hive management, swarm control, disease control and honey production.

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The Royal Bath and West Show

31st May – 3rd June 2017

With the arrival of shorter days and colder nights, the time is right to start planning for the 2017 Show, the dates of which are as above.  Without your help and enthusiasm it would be impossible to maintain the high standards set in the Bee & Honey Marquee so please put these dates in your diary now.  

Setting up will take place on Sunday 28th May to Tuesday 30th May and stewards are required in the marquee on the following four days, Wednesday 31st May to Saturday 3rd June.  The rota for stewards is either all day, 9.00am to 6.00pm, or a half-day, 9.00am to 1.30pm or 1.00pm to 6.00pm.  

If you can help with setting up and/or stewarding, please contact me as soon as possible on 01373 464736 or email me at  The rotas should be completed before the end of March for submission to the Show Committee in April, so an early reply will be very much appreciated.  

Ken Tredgett

(Setting up on Sunday 28th May starts at 9.00am)

Somerset bee health day

Saturday 17th June 2017

With Simon Jones et al

Limited number of spaces, so book your place now!

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