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World of Bees

"The centrepiece of any beekeeping association is the Apiary"

It is in our apiary that all of our beginners practical training sessions take place and where the association owned bees are kept and managed.  The apiary is where we meet to chat and learn about our bees.

We are proud to be associated with Selby Town Council for the work they have done in providing us with this community asset and for helping bring beekeeping to the residents of Selby.

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Apiary Location
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Our "World Of Bees" apiary was created by us to encourage members of the public, schools and other interested parties, to come along and learn about the bees in a safe, relaxed environment.  Our "Bee Free Zone" allows you unrivalled access into the centre of the apiary where you can sit and observe the comings and goings on these incredible insects.  You are free to visit our apiary at any time.  If we are there, we will give you guidance should you request it - otherwise, just sit down, relax and enjoy watching them. 

 

Around the apiary you'll find a variety of educational posters that give you relevant information about the bees - all designed to teach you some facts about the honeybee.  Each poster has a scannable QR Code.  You can scan these codes with your Smartphone to get more information from our website. 

The Chronicles of a Community Apiary

Follow the progress of the construction of our "World of Bees" apiary in the Selby Cemetery.

What's on in the Apiary?

Whether for our Beginners or a Master Class session or a Have-a-Go event, you'll find the details here!

This is an example of a QR Code that will take you to our Facebook Page.  Scan it and try!  Don't worry if you don't have a dedicated QR scanner on your phone - they are readily available to download and totally free of charge.  And a lot of the newer phones do this through the Camera app as though you were taking a picture.  Try it and see if yours does!

Inside the Bee Free Zone, our custom Observation Hive lets you watch the activities of our bees without even disturbing them.  Can you find the queen in this hive?  This is an excellent way to get our younger ones interested and closer to the natural world.  And for the very young, you can pick one of the many pictures of bees to colour with the wax crayons we have provided in our Colouring Corner.

Can you spot any pollen on the legs of the foraging bees as they return to the hives?  This is the protein food the bees need to feed to their young for them to grow into adult bees and then become foragers themselves.

For members of our association, this is also the place where they gain hands-on experience and learn some of the advanced skills of the Beekeeper.

FIND US

 

The Cemetery, Westfield Road, Selby, YO8 9DN

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Weather in the Apiary Today

Our apiary is located in the cemetery at Selby behind the two chapels where it is quiet and peaceful.  You can visit the apiary at any time and watch the bees from inside our "Bee Free Zone". 

 

During the winter months, we meet once a month for a chit chat and listen to a guest speaker talk on their speciality beekeeping subject. 

Whether at the apiary or at a winter meeting, It is at these social gatherings that you will make new friends and add to your knowledge of beekeeping.

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Some of the educational and informative posters you'll see in our apiary ...
 
Birth of a Bee

Birth of a Bee

The 21 Day miracle from egg to new born bee!

Welcome

Welcome

Our WELCOME message to the visitors to our apiary!

Look Out

Look Out

The Asian Hornet threat to out honeybees

Honey Processing

Honey Processing

A brief look at how we get our honey from the hive.

Castes

Castes

The different castes of bee you will find in a colony

Pollinators

Pollinators

Some of the other pollinators you can find in your garden.

Drone

Drone

The bad boy of the colony - but what an important task he has to fulfill!

Pests

Pests

Some of the nasties that threaten the health of our honeybees.

Help The Bees

Help The Bees

This is what we are about - doing our thing to keep them alive and healthy.

Queen

Queen

She's not the boss - but she has an incredible responsibility!

Swarming

Swarming

A look at the swarming process of our bees.

Worker

Worker

Its the girls that keep the hive running - from feeding the babies to foraging for food, they do it all!

Making Honey

Making Honey

How bees make honey from nectar collected from plants

Find Queen - Easy

Find Queen - Easy

Test your power of observation - this one is easy!

Find Queen - Harder

Find Queen - Harder

Test your power of observation - this one is a little bit harder!

The Food Of Life

The Food Of Life

The only food that man will ever need - all from one tiny animal!

Plants For Bees

Plants For Bees

Some seasonal plants that help our honeybees throughout the year.

All of these posters are laminated A2 size and have been uniquely created by us for educational purposes.

If you are wanting to purchase any of these posters, please get in touch with us through our Contact page here.

And a selection of educational signs you'll also see in our apiary ...
Queen

Queen

Proboscis

Proboscis

Pollen Baskets

Pollen Baskets

Nasanov

Nasanov

Communicating with smells

Birth of a Bee

Birth of a Bee

Egg Laying

Egg Laying

Festooning

Festooning

Flower Male

Flower Male

The male parts of a flower for the purpose of pollination.

Flower Female

Flower Female

The female parts of a flower for the purpose of pollination.

Pollinators

Pollinators

Life WIthout Bees

Life WIthout Bees

WBC

WBC

Top Bar

Top Bar

Langstroth

Langstroth

National

National

Smoker

Smoker

Skep

Skep

Retinue

Retinue

Finding Queen

Finding Queen

Waggle Dance

Waggle Dance

Hive Tool

Hive Tool

Emergency

Emergency

And for the children ...  some of the pictures they can colour with the wax crayons we provide for them in the Colouring Corner.
 
B is for Bee

Q is for Queen

Queen 2

Queen 4

Queen 5

Queen 6

Honeybee 1

Honeybee 2

Honeybee 3

Honeybee 4

Honeybee 5

Happy Bee 1

Happy Bee 2

Happy Bee 3

Happy Bee 4

Happy Bee 5

Girl Bee

Foraging 1

Foraging 2

Foraging 3

Foraging 4

Bee on Flower

Bees and Flowers 1

Bees and Flowers 2

Bees and Flowers 3

Bees and Flowers 4

Babybee in Hive

Bee Hive

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