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
10.00Welcome & 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.

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