Diary Dates

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.

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.
Thu 17.30pmEast DevonDr Natalie Hampel D'Ibarra What's on the mind of pollen gatherers? (Kilmington Village Hall)
Sun 410.00amPlymouthImprovers Meeting David Milford (Branch Apiary)
Sun 412 noonDARGMicroscopy Day (Uplowman Village Hall)
Tue 67.00pmNorth DevonHornet Trap workshop (The Castle Centre, Barnstaple)
Tues 67.30pmTavistockPractical session - swarm control (No bees present!) (Tavistock Parish Room, Plymouth Rd)
Thu 87.30pmOkehamptonThe Use of the 'Nuc' Box Talk and a workshop on Asian Hornet traps (Whiddon Down Village Hall)
Thu 87.30pmPlymouthAn Inspector Calls Martin Hann (SBI) Branch Meeting (Elburton Village Hall)
Sat 102.00pmNewton AbbotEleanor Burgess (SBI) The Finding of the First Asian Hornet (Clay Lane)
Sat 1010.00amHolsworthyHammering and Banging: Hive parts construction and instruction (Dunsland Apiary)
Sun 1110.00amPlymouthBeginners. Education Team (Branch Apiary)
Mon 127.30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Course Session 5 (St Paul‘s Church, Preston TQ3 2DH )
Tue 137.30pmTorbayBranch winter talk Speaker to be confirmed (St Paul‘s Church, Preston TQ3 2DH )
Mon 167.30pmTorbayBranch Module One training (Session 4) (Paignton Sainsbury’s restaurant)
Sat 1710.00amHolsworthyHammering and Banging: Hive and frames assembly (Dunsland Apiary)
Sun 182.00pmNorth DevonQueen Rearing for All Clare Densley (The Castle Centre, Barnstaple)
Sun 1810.00amPlymouthGeneral Meeting. Jean French (Branch Apiary)
Mon 197.00pmExeterBees and other insects as flying machines Robin Wooton, Honorary Fellow, Insect Biomechanics (Topsham Rugby Club)
Wed 217.30pmTivertonNew use for Nuc boxes without affecting the honey crop Keith Owers (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sun 2510.00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (2) Neil Downing-Waite/Patrick Mansfield (Branch Apiary)
Mon 267.30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Course Session 5 (St Paul‘s Church, Preston TQ3 2DH )
Fri 307.30pmTorbayBranch Module One training (Session 5) (Paignton Sainsbury’s restaurant)
Sat 312.00pmExeterFirst day of Apiary opening to members (Exeter Apiary - Directions from Secretary)
Sun 12.30pmHolsworthyInspections and Tidy Up (Dunsland Apiary)
Thu 57.30pmEast DevonQueen Not Seen- not in the books Dave Maslen (Kilmington Village Hall)
Sat 7TBCExeterBeginners Practicals tbc (Exeter apiary)
Sun 810.00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting Valerie and Terry McAuliffe (Branch Apiary)
Sun 812 noonDARGInfrared Camera Uses in Beekeeping (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sat 142.30pmEast DevonComb Changing Simon Foster (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 142.00pmExeterMembers Session (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 1410.30am - 3.30pmHolsworthyMicroscopy Training. Graham Kingham.microscopes will be provided.(Venue tbc)
Sat 142.00pmNewton AbbotOpening of Branch Apiary Demonstrator TBA (Clay Lane)
Sun 1510.00amPlymouthImprovers Meeting David Milford (Branch Apiary)
Wed 186.30pmTivertonNosema Testing and Bees Under the Microscope (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sat 212.30pmEast DevonBeginners Handling Bees with Apiary Team (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 212.00pm ExeterBeginners Practicals tbc (Exeter Apiary)
Sun 2210.00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (4) - Valerie and Terry McAuliffe (Branch Apiary)
Sun 222.00pmTavistockApiary viewing and study session Mark Gibbons Trewen Cottage PL15 8QF 01566 86350
Sun 222.00 pmTotnes & KingsbridgeApiary Opening (Dartington Apiary)
Sat 282.30pmEast DevonSwarm Prevention and Control Richard Simpson (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 289.30am- 3.30pmExeterNosema Day (Magdalen Court School,Victoria Park Road, Exeter EX2 4NU)
Sat 282.00pmExeterMembers session (Exeter Apiary)
Sun 2910.amPlymouthApiary Maintenance Morning (Branch Apiary)