DEVON BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION
Registered Charity No 270675
Devon Beekeepers’ Day 2018
The first (DBKA) Devon Beekeepers’ Day (Previously President’s Day) will be held in
the Bridge Suite, the ISCA Centre, Summer Lane, Whipton, Exeter EX4 8NT
from 9.30 am on Saturday 3rd March 2018
A day to celebrate all the achievements of Devon Beekeepers during 2017.
Static displays by the Branches will show the variety of
contributions made across the county.
|9.30||Refreshments available from the Wakely Lounge|
|10.00||Welcome & Introduction - Christopher Smith DBKA President|
|10.15||DBKA Annual General Meeting - Chaired by Tony Lindsell|
|11.15/30||Living with the Asian Hornet - presentation by|
|John De Carteret Vice-President Jersey Beekeepers' Association|
|Martyn Hocking will also be present.|
|12.30||Lunch available from Wakely Lounge - if you require lunch please order on arrival.|
|13.30||Presentaion of awards including Education Certificates,|
|Frank Alston Memorial Skep & Downing Memorial Bowl|
|14.30||Topical Presentation (TBC)|
|15.00||Question & Answer Session on any issues members would like to raise|
|15.30||Closure by Christopher Smith|
Please note this programme may be subject to change.
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.
SWARM OF HONEY BEES
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