Four members of the Fairfield Association visited Lancaster Beekeepers’ Apiary on 27th July 2014 as part of the HLF Adult Education programme. We joined a guided tour offered as part of the Beekeepers’ Annual Open Day. The tour began with kitting us out in ‘bee suits’ followed by informative talks by the Chair and Health and Safety Officer. We were then taken in small groups to inspect hives which were dismantled for us as the beekeepers explained the working of the hive. We all survived for tea and cake and purchases of honey.
The apiary has been constructed by the Beekeepers’ experts and is a very impressive site with wonderful views toward Ingleborough and good facilities not only for the bees but also for the training of new beekeepers. Whilst I don’t think any of us were tempted, we all admired the work this group does to preserve and develop beekeeping in the district. A successful and informative visit.
The wellies must be a clue!