Located at Marlborough School, Oxfordshire Beekeepers Association's apiary in Woodstock boasts a custom-made, fully equipped workshed. The facility is designed to meet the needs of beginner beekeepers, including study for the BBKA Basic Examination. OBKA works closely with the school to engage students in the world of beekeeping.


Note for your Diary:

Saturday (date to be announced), from 11am, April 2016: Spring clear up and hive opening

Saturday (date to be announced), from 11am, August 2016: Autumn clear up and hive opening



Within the Woodstock apiary stands a Bee-bole, which serves to remind newcomers to beekeeping that it is an ancient craft on which they are embarking. The Bee-bole also highlights the development of bee management techniques (from skeps to the modern hive) as well as pointing out the value of changing comb regularly. 

Bee Garden

Adjacent to the teaching apiary at Woodstock is the bee garden, that displays the main species of plants that all types of nectar-seeking insects (including bees) favour. This extension to the apiary is meant to provide not only an educational resource, but also an area where staff, students, members and visitors can relax and enjoy the moment.