Branch Diaries

Devon Beekeepers events diary.

Members may attend meetings of any Branch, but it is advisable (and courteous) to contact the Branch Secretary first. Contact details can be found in the DBKA  Members’ Directory or on the Branch Secretaries page of this website. Please check dates and times of events with the host organisation.

Many Branches open their Apiaries to members during ‘the season’, some weekly, some fortnightly. Please contact the local secretary for details.

January
Tue 97.30pmTorbay/Newton Abbot/ Totnes & KingsbridgeSouth Devon Honey Show (St Paul's Church Hall, Preston)
Thu 117.30pmEast DevonRoger Patterson Dead Bees Don't Buzz (Whitchurch Canonicorum Village Hall DT6 6RF)
Thu 117.30pmOkehamptonCathy Horsley of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust Bumblebees in a Farmed Landscape (Whiddon Down Village Hall)
Thu 117.30pmPlymouthBranch Meeting: Speaker/Subject to be confirmed (Elburton Village Hall)
Sat 132.00pmNewton AbbotRichard Ball The Bee Gym (Clay Lane)
Mon 157.30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Course. Session (St. Paul's Church Hall, Preston)
Wed 177.30pmTivertonA New Year of Beekeeping (Uplowman Village Hall
Mon 227.00pmExeterRuth and Ian Horner Reflections on International Meeting of Young Beekeepers. (Topsham Rugby Club)
Wed 244.30 pmExeterStart of 6-week Improvers Course with David Packham Contact secretaryebka@gmail for info. (Broadclyst Village Hall)
Wed 247.00pmExeterStart of 6 week Beginners Course with David Packham contact secretaryebka@gmail for info
Fri 267.00pmTorbayBranch Annual Dinner (Paignton Club)
Sat 2710.00amTorbay Branch skep-making course (Part 1) tutored by Mick Male (Unit 8, Hanbury Buildings, Bradley Lane, Newton Abbot TQ12 1LZ)
FEBRUARY
Thu 17.30pmEast DevonWill Steynor, Time saving Inventions for the Practical Beekeeper (Kilmington Village Hall)
Thu 87.30pmOkehamptonIn-house workshop on Swarming and how to cope - Whiddon Down Village Hall.
Thu 87.30pmPlymouthBranch Meeting: Speaker/Subject to be advised - Elburton Village Hall
Sat 102.00pmNewton AbbotAlicia and Bob Normand Talk about the The Birds of Bardsey Island. Clay Lane
Sun 112.00pmNorth DevonBeekeeping for Improvers at the Castle Centre, Barnstaple.
Mon 127.30pmHolsworthyTwo Talks: Beekeeping In Latvia: Ian Kent and Beekeeping in Australia: Graham Jones The Stables, .Chilsworthy. Tea and bikkies.
Tue 137.30pmTorbayGerry Stuart talk on ’Invasive Species and their Lifecycles’. St Pauls Church Hall
Thu 157.30pmTavistockSubject To be arranged. Tavistock Parish Room, Plymouth Road
Mon 197.00pmExeterJohnathan Powell-1. Scientific reviews of wild bees & how it can inform our beekeeping. 2. History of tree beekeeping. 3. Depending on interest construction details of a tree hive. (Topsham Rugby Club)
Wed 217.00pmPlymouthFilm Night “More than Honey” : Blindmans Wood Scout Centre, Outland Road, Plymouth. PL3 5
Wed 217.30pmTivertonAsian Hornet - First Sighting. Martyn Hocking. Uplowman Village Hall.
Sat 249.00amHolsworthySpring Convention Holsworthy Memorial Hall. Lectures Start 10am and Breakfast from 9am Book now. £18.00 Lunch incl,
Wed 287.00pmHolsworthyBeginners Course starts. Every Wednesday eve for 10 weeks. Stables Chilsworthy.
MARCH
Thu 17.30pmEast DevonDr Natalie Hampel D'Ibarra. 'What's on the mind of pollen gatherers?' Kilmington Village Hall.
Sat 39.30amDBKADevon Beekeepers' Day and AGM. The Bridge Suite, the ISCA Centre, Summer Lane, Whipton, Exeter EX4 8NT
Sun 410.00amPlymouthImprovers Meeting – David Milford
Sed 77.30pmTavistockPractical session of swarm control/Asian Hornet Traps. Tavistock Parish Room, Plymouth Road
Thu 87.30pmOkehamptonA talk about the use of the 'Nuc' box and a workshop on Asian Hornet traps
Thu 87.30pmPlymouthBranch Meeting: Elburton Village Hall
Sat 102.00pmNewton AbbotEleanor Burgess. The Finding of the first Asian Hornet . Clay Lane
Sun 1110.00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (1) - Education Team
Mon 127.30pmHolsworthyHammering and Banging: Hive parts construction and instruction. Dunsland Apiary.
Sun 182.00pmNorth DevonClaire Densley - ‘Queen rearing for all.’ The Castle Centre, Barnstaple.
Sun 1810.00amPlymouthGeneral Meeting - Jean French
Mon 197.00pmExeterRobin Wooton- Honorary Fellow (Insect Biomechanics)Topic TBA. (Topsham Rugby Club)
Wed 217.30pmTivertonBetter use of Nuc boxes without affecting the honey crop. Keith Owers. Uplowman Village Hall.
Sun 2510.00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (2) -Neil D-Waite/Patrick Mansfield