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Diary Dates

EC Meetings will be held on – 25th January 2020, 14th March, 27th June, 12th September, 28th November at Betty Cottles Inn – Meldon – Okehampton commencing 9.30am


 

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.

JANUARYTimeBranchEvent
Mon 137:30pmHolsworthyAndrew Brown B4 Project on Native Black Honey Bees (The Stables, Chilsworthy)
Mon 137:30pmTorbayLiz Westcott Processing Wax for the Show Table (St Paul’s Church, Paignton)
Tue 147:30pmEast DevonWally Shaw Self-sufficiency: Locally adapted bee and apicentric beekeeping (Christian Fellowship Hall, Bridport)
Tue 147:30pmPlymouthQuiz Night (Blindmans Wood Scout Centre)
Fri 177:00pmTivertonNew Year Bring and Share Social (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sun 1910:00amPlymouthModule Study Group (Branch Apiary)
Mon 207:30pmExeterTricia Nelson
Thermoregulation in the Honeybee Nest and Hives (Topsham Rugby Club)
Sat 2509.30amDevonEC Meeting - Betty Cottles - Okehampton
Sun 2610:00amPlymouthWax Extraction and Frame Making (Branch Apiary)
Sun 2612:00pmNorth DevonCentenary Lunch (Great Torrington Town Hall)
February
Sun 210:00amPlymouthModule Study Group (Branch Apiary)
Mon 37:00pmExeterExeter Microscopy Group (Newcourt Community Centre)
Mon 37:30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Beginner's Course (St Paul's Church, Paignton)
Thu 67:30pmEast DevonLynne Ingram Managing Bees for Oilseed Rape (Kilmington Village Hall)
Sat 82:00pmNewton AbbotClare Densley, Buckfast Abbey Feeding, Why, When and How (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 87:00pmTivertonSocial with Taunton Beekeepers (White Horse Inn, Bradford-on-Tone)
Mon 107:30pmHolsworthySue Holt Speaker (The Stables, Chilsworthy)
Mon 107:30pmTorbayLiz Westcott Preparing Wax for the Show Table (St Paul's Church Paignton)
Tue 117:30pmExeterBill Summers Zest Hive, the New DIY Hive for Healthy Beekeeping (Topsham Rugby Club)
Tue 117:30pmPlymouthSpeaker TBC (Blindmans Wood Scout Centre)
Thu 137:30pmOkehamptonSimon Jones Queen Rearing (Whiddon Down Village Hall)
Fri 147:30pmNorth DevonHoney Bee vs. Beekeeper Centred Care (Castle Centre, Barnstaple)
Sat 1510:00amNewton AbbotMick Male Skep Making Course Part 2 - Book through Exeter Branch (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 1610:00amPlymouthModule Study Group (Branch Apiary)
Mon 177:00pmExeterStart of 6-week Beginner's Course (Broadclyst Village Hall)
Mon 177:30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Beginner's Course (St Paul's Church, Paignton)
Tue 187:00pmExeterStart of 6-week Bee Husbandry Introduction Course (Broadclyst Village Hall)
Wed 197:30pmTavistockDr Mike Reddy The History of Skep Making (Tavistock Parish Rooms)
Wed 197:30pmTivertonMaggie Northy Bee Ready for Swarming (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sat 229:30amHolsworthy2020 Convention holsworthybeekeepers.org.uk (Memorial Hall, Holsworthy)
Sat 2210:00amNewton AbbotMick Male Skep Making Course Part 2 - Book through Torbay Branch (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 2310:00amPlymouthWax Extraction and Frame Making (Branch Apiary)
Sat 2910:00amNewton AbbotMick Male Skep Making Course Part 1 - Book through Newton Abbot (Clay Lane Apiary)
March
Sun 110:00amPlymouthImprover's Meeting (Branch Apiary)
Mon 27:30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Beginner's Course (St Paul's Church, Paignton)
Sat 72:00pmNewton AbbotBranch Maintenance Day (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 810:00amPlymouthBeginner's Course 1 (Branch Apiary)
Thu 127:30pmOkehamptonTips and Hacks (Whiddon Down Village Hall)
Fri 137:30pmNorth DevonPreparing for the Honey Show (Castle Centre, Barnstaple)
Sat 149.30amDevonEC Meeting - Betty Cottles -Okehampton
Sat 14All dayNewton AbbotSouth Devon Honey Show (Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery)
Sun 1510:00amPlymouthApiary Maintenance and BBKA Basic Assessment Support (Branch Apiary)
Mon 167:30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Beginner's Course (St Paul's Church, Paignton)
Wed 187:30pmTivertonAsian Hornet Exercise (Uplowman Village Hall)
Thu 197:30pmTavistockJames Bright, BBWear The Ultra Beesuit (Tavistock Parish Rooms)
Sat 212:00pmNewton AbbotMick Male Skep Making Course Part 2 - Book through Newton Abbot (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 2210:00amPlymouthBeginner's Course 2 (Branch Apiary)
Mon 237:30pmExeterGlyn Davies (Topsham Rugby Club)
Sat 282:00pmNewton AbbotBranch Nosema Day (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 2910:00amPlymouthBeginner's Course 3 (Branch Apiary)
Mon 307:30pmTorbayIntroduction to Beekeeping Beginner's Course (St Paul's Church, Paignton)
TBA10:00amHolsworthyHammering and Banging (Dunsland Apiary)
APRIL
Thu 27:30pmEast DevonTBA (Kilmington Village Hall)
Sat 252:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Opening (Clay Lane Apiary)
MAY
tba2:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open Saturday Afternoons (Clay Lane Apiary)
JUNE
Sat 62:00pmNewton AbbotBranch Open to Public (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 202:00pmNewton AbbotBranch BBQ After Apiary Session (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 279.30amDevonEC Meeting - Betty Cottles -Okehampton
tba2:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open Saturday Afternoons (Clay Lane Apiary)

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