Beechen Bees

Unstacking the hive

Unstacking the hive

By now most of you will know about our exciting new residents in the ARCH/St. Marks Road area. The hives are owned and managed by Andy Hepburn who recently moved to the area. Take a look at the “Beechen Bees” section of our widcombewest website to read Andy’s illustrated article introducing his bee colonies and describing how he manages them. It’s fascinating stuff!

 Bee Visits

Here are the dates on which Bee Visits with Andy Hepburn can be booked:

August: Sat 8th, Sat 15th, Fri 21st
September: Sat 5th, Sat 12th, Sat 19th, Sat 26th

Go to to book your place! It’s really simple – just tick the date you can do and enter your email address so that you can receive confirmation. The “Beechen Bees” section of the site (link above) also includes detailed information about what the visits entail and a list of do’s and dont’s.

Bees 16 Do take up this unique opportunity to take a close look at what the bees get up to – Andy has purchased all the protective kit. If you have any questions, simply email to

Beehive Visits

beehivesWe are lucky to have some new neighbours who have recently moved to Bath from West London – a couple of colonies of honey bees belonging to Andy and Amelia Hepburn of 31 Calton Walk. Andy has kindly offered to host small groups to accompany him on his weekend maintenance Bee Visits. The hives are a few minutes’ walk away.

The Bee Visits will normally take place on Saturdays or Sundays when Andy carries out his routine inspection and maintenance of the hives. The dates available this month are: July 18th and 25th.

Andy has had to limit the number of visitors to FOUR at a time. If you wish to join us on a visit please CLICK HERE to visit the booking site and reserve your place. 

To find out more about what the visits entail and conditions, and before trying to book yourself onto one of the dates, please read the attached notes.

Advice Notes on Bee Management Visits