Some permanent Apiaries and venues well supplied.
Tricky for some Apiaries /out Apiaries
Common practice is to use the car/van as a changing storage room or come and go readily dressed and rely on the Apiary is within striking distance of home or other facility.
We should strive for at least for the provision of toilet arrangements and refuge/changing and for the keeping of members mufti in inclement weather.
Refreshments better to be self-supplied.
Remember possible general public attendance
Most Apiaries have a “shed”; what extra does it take to add/install a toilet.
Mobile temporary toilet units, including disabled design, are available to hire that are maintained and serviced by the supplier at minimum cost on long term hire/or give the treasurer a bad time and buy one
Generally supplied complete with hand washing arrangements and as water stored not for drinking can have heated water arrangements that will need 110v 16 amp supply Single portable toilets available from many sources such as K&S TOILET HIRE
Web will reveal plenty of suppliers in Wales
If you go for a green option perhaps? Natural Resources for Wales can advise on the installation of Earth closets. Would need of course landowners permission. Web site Lowimpact.org
Just to vent to the hedgerow is not really good for the environment or for modesty. Remember the Ladies.
Provision of drinking water or, if no running potable water, ensure people have their own (advise to bring)
Some form of heating? Explore solar panels and electricity storage .Mobile generators, LPG
—Use and storage of LPG if used to heat /dry –LPG REGS-Web site ELGAS helpful
Electricty installed and maintained professionally to BS7671/NICEIC 18th EDITION
Supply of appropriate fire extinguishers with up to date inspection proof. Yearly—INSPECTION
(BEWARE LONG TERM STORAGE OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS THAT RUST OUT AT BASE
Security of power unit and petrol/diesel —-take way and bring back for use
Access for delivery and maintenance——-siting and supply; supplier will advise
Appearance—–available in Green to blend in with nature
Vandalism——–can be locked
Remember we as volunteers we are deemed to be at work.
Refer HSE Pamphlet INDG293(rev1)
Cost could be covered 1 by sale of Associations products
2 donation appeal
3 partly perhaps by discount arrangements as members of WBKA