Bee Health Day Saturday 28th July 2018

The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Devon EX6 7UE

Organised by Devon Beekeepers’ Association, Exeter Branch

Sponsored by Bee Diseases Insurance Limited


 0900-0930:  Registration (complimentary tea and coffee available on arrival)

0930-1030:  Talk on apiary hygiene and disease control

1030-1600:  Workshop groups; break into small groups covering:

  • Varroa biology, integrated pest management and approved new veterinary medicines.
  • Small hive beetle and Asian hornet.
  • Diseased comb recognition – a range of diseased comb available to examine in detail selected by Bee Inspectors; test your knowledge; use of lateral flow devices.
  • Practical apiary disease inspection including checks for foul brood and exotic pests.

1600-1630:  Question and answer session.


Presentations and workshops will be delivered by Bee Inspectors while practical sessions will take place at the centre or nearby.



The cost of attending this event is £10 per person payable by BACs
(account number 03919326: sort code: 30-93-14; reference “Bee Health Day”).

Alternatively, please send a cheque to Branch Treasurer, Southbrook House, Southbrook Lane, Exeter EX5 2PG payable to DBKA (Exeter Branch) marked “Bee Health Day”.

Lunch from Local Cafe will be £3.25 for burgers or jacket potato, £3.85 for a range of Subs, Baps and Wraps etc. (See attached menu) add amount to your payment and email choice to secretaryebka@gmail.com.

To book

Total number of places is restricted to 60 members in order to maximise the benefits of the day allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please register online at www.exeterbeekeepers.org.uk/bee-health-day-2018 or alternatively, reserve your place by sending an email to secretaryebka@gmail.com.


We will provide refreshments during day.

Please bring your (clean) bee suits and wellies/boots to be worn for the practical apiary disease inspection session.

Please be prepared to car share to the beehives if needed.




Click here to go to the  Asian Hornet Action Team website 

Confirmed sighting of the Asian Hornet in Woolacombe, North Devon on 27th September 2017 plus unconfirmed but highly probable sighting in Plymouth around the same time.

Click here for more information 


 If you are concerned about a swarm of  honeybees contact your local Swarm liaison officer

Queen Marking colours – The year 2017 will be YELLOW
The international agreed colour code for years ending with the following numbers is as follows:-
1 or 6 = White: 2 or 7 = Yellow: 3 or 8 =Red:: 4 or 9 = Green:: 0 or 5 = Blue.

This can be remembered by the phrase Why You Rear Good Bees