Bee Health Day


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

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 or alternatively, reserve your place by sending an email to


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.