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Registered Charity No 270675

             General Secretary – Barry Neal, Badgers Barn, Withacott, Langtree, Torrington EX38 8NL

        01805-601715; 07789-435477; gen.sec.dbka@gmail.com

       Annual General Meeting 2019

The Devon Beekeepers’ Association (DBKA) Annual General Meeting will be held at

Quince Honey Farm
Aller Cross,
South Molton
EX36 3RD
(Note change of address)
See map

Saturday 14th December 2019  at 10.15am
preceded by tea/coffee  from 9.30am

Proposals for agenda items and nominations for election to DBKA County Officer posts  must be forwarded to the DBKA General Secretary no later than Thursday 13th November 2019.

The agenda will be published here after that date.


                                             09.30 Complimentary tea/coffee
                                             10.00 Welcome and Introduction – Christopher Smith, DBKA President
                                             10.15 DBKA Annual General Meeting
                                             11.15 Daisy Headley from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust will
                                                       speak about the identification, threats and ecology of bumblebees
                                             12.15 Lunch (see the note below) in the Quince Restaurant in the main building
                                                       (Return to the Honey Shed)
                                             13.30 Presentations of awards including the Downing Bowl, Frank Alston
                                                        Memorial Skep and Education Certificates
                                             14.30 John De Carteret from Jersey Beekeepers:
                                                        ‘The Sequel to the Jersey Asian Hornet Experience’
                                             14.45 DBKA Prize Draw followed by:
                                                       Q & A session with DBKA Officers on any issues members would like to raise
                                              15.30 Closure by Christopher Smith.

Branch and Bumblebee Trust displays in the Honey Shed
NBU, DARG, AHAT, Sherriff and Thornes stands in the restaurant in the main building. Ample, free parking
An extensive choice of refreshments will be available in the Quince Honey Farm restaurant in the main building.

Packed lunches may be eaten in the Honey Shed.
Please note the programme may be subject to change




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Queen Marking colours – The year 2018 will be RED
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


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