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About Gwent Beekeepers CIO

Gwent Beekeepers CIO is an active group with around 200 members, ranging from hobbyists to bee farmers, covering the area of Monmouthshire, Newport, Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly.

We offer a programme of monthly lectures over the winter months and monthly sessions at the association apiary during the summer, in addition to regular newsletters and social events.

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During the winter, meetings take the form of informative lectures, practical microscope sessions or social events. Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month in Goytre Village Hall at 7.30 pm. Tea and coffee are available at the end of the session when people exchange their news and views. Non-members are welcome to attend these meetings.


Throughout the beekeeping season, a monthly meeting is held at the association apiary when work appropriate to the season is carried out. Extra sessions may be necessary, which are advertised in the monthly newsletter. There are special 'Taster Sessions' for prospective beekeepers, who may also attend apiary meetings by arrangement. Beesuits are available for visitors and beginners. Apiary sessions offer an excellent opportunity for experienced beekeepers to share their wisdom and for new beekeepers to gain practical experience.


Once a year, there is an association dinner, which is held in October. The AGM is held on a Saturday afternoon in November in Goytre Village Hall, which is followed by a talk.


Directions: Goytre Village Hall NP4 0AW is located in Penperlleni off the A4042 between Cwmbran and Abergavenny.


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