Welcome to the Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity No.270675







Thursday 7th August 2014

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We need your honey and other hive products to sell at this year’s Honiton Show.  So save some of your jars of honey or cut comb for the sales table as they always sell well.  

Any Honey Fudge, Candles, Wax Bars and other hive products all sell at the show.  Customers usually purchase honey which has come from the area where they live.   Use this opportunity to get making and promote your products.

View this year’s list of prices ,

Or contact Sylvia Guest (Honiton Show Honey Sales Coordinator)

with your offers of produce by  Wednesday the 30th July 2014

vic.guest@blueyonder.co.uk   

DEVON COUNTY SHOW

Silver Medal Winners for two consecutive years.

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If you would like to contact someone in your area about a swarm of honey bees then please click on this button and select one in your area


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Our aim is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of honeybees in the environment.


We plan to achieve this with our eleven Branch Associations by:

  • Promoting and supporting good beekeeping practice.
  • Educating with courses, lectures and study.
  • Collaborating with organisations such as the National Bee Unit.

Ensuring that the latest information, underpinned by research, is available for all our members through the Devon 'Beekeeping' journal and our website.


As part of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) our members enjoy a range of benefits including - BBKA News, Insurance and much more.


Many of us are now considering how we can live more sustainably. There is a growing interest in where our food comes from and the key part in which bees play. The health of our bees has a direct impact on our own well being so it is vital that we care for them properly. Our interests also extend to other pollinators, local flora, the climate and environment as the fate of honeybees is clearly linked to these.


About DBKA


The Devon Beekeepers Association (DBKA) is a not-for-profit organisation run on a voluntary basis for the benefit of bees and beekeepers. It is affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA). We actively encourage membership to provide the help resources needed to promote beekeeping and to support beginners and 'old hands' alike.




Founded in 1875 DBKA has a long history which is described in interesting detail in Ron Brown's 'One Thousand Years of Devon Beekeeping'. copies of this booklet are held in all branch libraries. 'BEEKEEPING', our Association journal also forms an interesting historical record. It has been published continuously since 1935, 10 issues per year. There are three complete archival sets in the county - two held by the editor at the moment and one at the Devon County Records Office.



Our aim is to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of honeybees in the environment.


We plan to achieve this with our eleven Branch Associations by:

  • Promoting and supporting good beekeeping practice.
  • Educating with courses, lectures and study.
  • Collaborating with organisations such as the National Bee Unit.
  • Ensuring that the latest information, underpinned by research, is available for all our members through the Devon 'Beekeeping' journal and our website.


As part of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) our members enjoy a range of benefits including - BBKA News, Insurance and much more.


Many of us are now considering how we can live more sustainably. There is a growing interest in where our food comes from and the key part in which bees play. The health of our bees has a direct impact on our own well being so it is vital that we care for them properly. Our interests also extend to other pollinators, local flora, the climate and environment as the fate of honeybees is clearly linked to these.


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