Our group covers the central area of Cornwall extending down to the west, with members coming regularly from as far as The Lizard. We have an emphasis on all practical aspects of beekeeping with a good mixture of experienced and novice bee keepers from all backgrounds. We would especially like to encourage new members of all levels of experience.
We meet regularly on the third Tuesday of each month throughout autumn, winter and spring at the Chacewater WI Hall starting at 7pm.
The meetings are a mixture of informal sessions where plenty of advice can be gained and specialist guest speakers of a very high standard. At the end of the season we have our own informal Honey Show where members of all levels are encouraged to enter a range of bee related products in an environment of constructive criticism – good practice before going on to more competitive events.
The group own some more expensive bits of equipment such as steam cleaners, wax extractors and honey extractors which can be borrowed by members. This is particularly of benefit to small beekeepers who would find it difficult to justify the capital outlay for this kind of kit as individuals.