The 2023 Bees & Teas event became reduced to a single meet-up hosted by Adam Evans at Bramble Farm in South Bristol. This is a delightful green oasis hidden in the middle of urban South Bristol. Few people know of its existence, but once seen it is never forgotten. You pass through an anonymous narrow passage between two houses and emerge onto a high grassy field with extensive views over Bristol. Down to the left are trim allotments and Bramble farm is a short walk, on the right, across the field, to the entrance gate. When the whole party had arrived Adam described the history and organisation of Bramble Farm. We then donned bee suits and assisted with the inspection of 6 colonies. Adam was aided by his two apprentices Ron and Tom, while the visitors mostly engaged with energetic discussion and Queen spotting.
Afterwards Adam provided much appreciated tea and cake to conclude a very successful meeting.