In 2020, EC Meeting dates are – 25th January, 14th March, 27th June, 12th September, 28th November and will be held via ZOOM. Barry Neal will officiate and send out the relevant links.
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.
As travel restrictions are lifted the Diary Dates will be updated monthly!
|November||Tue 3||7:30pm||Torbay||Beekeepers’ Forum via Zoom|
|Thu 5||7:30pm||East Devon||Branch AGM and Hilary Kirkaldie "What I did during my lockdown" via Zoom|
|Sun 15||2:00pm||North Devon||Branch AGM via Zoom|
|Sat 24||7:00pm||Exeter||Branch AGM via Zoom|
|Tue 17||7:30pm||Plymouth||Branch AGM via Zoom|
|Tue 17||7:30pm||Torbay||Speaker via Zoom. Subject tbc.|
|Wed 18||7:30pm||Tiverton||Branch AGM via Zoom|
|Wed 18||7:30pm||Tavistock||Tony Herbert Baba Nyuki in Africa - beekeeping experiences in Tanzania and Branch AGM|
|December||Tue 1||7:30pm||Torbay||Beekeepers’ Forum - round up of beekeeping news, debate on topical matters, catching up with what is going on locally via Zoom|
|Thu 3||7:30pm||East Devon||Thomas O'Hagan From Startup to Kilnasaggart via Zoom|
|Thu 10||7:00pm||Plymouth||Martin Hann & Clare Densley What the Books Don't Tell Us via Zoom|
|Sat 12||10:00am||DBKA||AGM via Zoom|
|Mon 14||7:00pm||Exeter||Master Beekeeper and Biologist Pam Hunter Rapeseed, Evolution of Plant and History of use, How to prepare your bees for the crop. What to do with Rapeseed Honey|
|Tue 15||7:30pm||Torbay||Christmas social and quiz probably via Zoom|
|Wed 16||7:30pm||Tiverton||Christmas Forum via Zoom|
|January||Thu 7||7:30pm||East Devon||Jo Widdicombe The Black Bee - our Past or our Future? via Zoom|
|Mon 25||7:00pm||Exeter||Professor Stephen Martin latest research on Natural Varroa Resistant Honey Bees|
|February||Thu 4||7:30pm||East Devon||Richard Simpson Drone Congregation Areas via Zoom|
|Mon 22||7:00pm||Exeter||Professor Tom Seeley, USA, Darwinian Beekeeping|
|March||Thu 4||7:30pm||East Devon||Leonardo Guber & Dan Field Pollinator Landscape, a Roadside Story?|
|Mon 22||7:00pm||Exeter||Wally Shaw 'The Bees know what they are doing but does the Beekeeper'|
|April||Thu 1||7:30pm||East Devon||Richard Ball Varroa: Still a Danger? via Zoom|