WHO WE ARE
We are the Beekeeping Society, the proud owners of two hives! Our aim is to give all students an opportunity to experience beekeeping hands-on and learn more about the fascinating lives of bees. Because bees play such a vital role in nature through pollination, we also campaign for their conservation and for bee-friendly gardening.
WHAT WE DO
We hold regular weekly inspections on our hives which anyone is welcome to come along to. Some of these hive inspections will be Give It a Go events, where you will be able to see inside the hives to get a feel of how they work, and hopefully meet the queen! We have bee-suits available to wear, so don’t worry about getting stung.
We also extract and jar our own delicious honey, which will be on sale in the Students’ Union and New Roots. We regularly run social events too, allowing you to meet everyone from experienced beekeepers to novices.
Once a year, we offer you the chance to complete the Sheffield Beekeepers’ Association beginner’s course, which will teach you all you need to know about managing your own hives. This takes place in February/March and is heavily subsidised by us, but places are limited.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Everyone is welcome at all our events, which we will post on our facebook group (University of Sheffield Beekeeping Society)! You can also sign up for our regular emails by getting in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also members of the exciting collaboration with other green type societies such as Bird Watching and Students eats (among many others), and we will be doing lots of joint events with them in the future or pointing people the way to go to get involved with their activities. Here is the link to the website to see what is going on http://naturenetworksheff.wix.com/naturenetworksheff and here is the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/naturenetworkshef
If you have accessibility issues or have faced discrimination in the society, please contact our inclusions officer Abbie (AHutchings3@sheffield.ac.uk)