Welcome to Trunch Beekeeping website

About our group

Bee Keeping has seen an enormous revival in the last few years – London is saturated with amateur bee keepers – and there is an upsurge in interest nationwide.  However, many people who have been on Bee Keeping courses have baulked at the cost of setting up their own hives and also feel the work and responsibility is too much for them as individuals.

The idea of a community project means that the cost is shared and no one person is totally responsible for caring for these fascinating insects that are so essential for pollinating fruit and flowers and provide us with a delicious by product which is honey.

Why Beekeeping?

“In the UK about 70 crops are dependent on, or benefit from, visits from bees. In addition, bees pollinate the flowers of many plants which become part of the feed of farm animals. The economic value of honey bees and bumble bees as pollinators of commercially grown insect pollinated crops in the UK has been estimated at over £200 million per year.

Bees are in danger of disappearing from our environment. Farming practices continue to disturb the natural habitats and forage of solitary and bumblebees at a rate which gives them little chance for re-establishment. The honey bee is under attack from the varroa mite and it is only the treatment and care provided by beekeepers that is keeping colonies alive. Most wild honey bee colonies have died out as a result of this disease.” (British Beekeepers Association)

You found a bee swarm?

Please can you call one of us as soon as possible – we’ll remove it for free. And we will hive the swarm so they can thrive:
01263 720649
01263 721015
01263 720252

Demo Beehive – Visitors at Trunch Open Gardens & Scarecrows Day (19 July 2015)