There is a lot of interest in keeping bees on the allotments and the group meets occasionally in the Miners Arms. Anyone interested is welcome and can contact the group through the website contact link above.
The AVAA committee encourages responsible bee keeping and intends to issue a brief policy document with guidance for bee keepers on the site. In the meantime you might like to look at Hotwells allotments policy which contains sound and sensible advice and on which, with their permission, we hope to base our policy.
Note particularly the requirement that “Any beekeeper on an HwDAA site must be a member of a bee-keeping organisation (eg Bristol Beekeepers’ Association) and therefore have appropriate insurance cover.” This is essential on our site too.