Somer­ton Bee­keep­ers

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The Somer­ton Divi­sion of Bee­keep­ers pro­motes aware­ness and un­der­stand­ing of the bee and its ben­e­fits. It is one of the largest of 12 di­vi­sions in Som­er­set, with more than 200 mem­bers rang­ing from com­plete novices to highly ex­pe­ri­enced, na­tional prize win­ners.

“We are al­ways look­ing for new­com­ers so reg­u­larly run be­gin­ner cour­ses,” says mem­ber, David Rose. “There is a the­ory course through win­ter and then prac­ti­cal ses­sions through­out the spring and sum­mer at our new api­ary in Long Sut­ton.”

The group will bring an ob­ser­va­tion hive to the fes­ti­val so vis­i­tors can see the bees hard at work. There’s also an op­por­tu­nity to taste a va­ri­ety of hon­eys and other prod­ucts pro­duced with honey, in­clud­ing chut­neys, cakes and honey fudge.

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