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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.

April
Mon 17.30pmTorbayBeginners Course (St Paul’s Church, Preston)
Thu 47.30pmEast DevonDance Like Nobody’s Watching (Kilmington Village Hall )
Sat 610:00amExeterBeginners Practical Sessions (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 62:30pmEast DevonOpening Hives, Lighting Smokers (Hunthay Apiary)
Sun 710:00amPlymouthImprovers Meeting (Branch Apiary)
Sun 71.30pmDARG Newton AbbotWeather and Unusual Varroa Control (Clay Lane Apiary)
Mon 87:00pmTorbayNosema Evening (St Paul’s Church, Preston)
Fri 12 - Sun 14BBKASpring Convention (Salop, britishbee.org.uk)
Sat 132:00pmExeterExeter Members Apiary Session (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 132:30pmEast DevonWinter Rescue, Spring Options (Hunthay Apiary)
Sun 1410:00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (3) (Branch Apiary)
Sun 1410:00amNewton AbbotBee Safari, contact Simon Hopwood 07817047157
Mon 157.30pmTorbayBeginners Course (St Paul’s Church, Preston)
Tue 167:00pmPlymouthCommittee Meeting (Bindman's Wood Scout Centre)
Wed 176:00pmTivertonNosema Day (Uplowman Village Hall)
Sat 202:00pmExeterExeter Members Apiary Session (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 202:30pmEast DevonGetting Started: Handling Bees (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 2710:00amExeterBeginners Practical Sessions (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 272:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Opening – guest speaker (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 272:30pmEast DevonQC's: Uh-oh or Thank Goodness? (Hunthay Apiary)
Sun 2810:00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (4) (Branch Apiary)
May
Sat 412:00pmNorth Devon BBQ/Plant and Equipment Sale (Horestone Apiary)
Sat 42:00pmExeterSpecial Memorial Session Exeter Members (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 412:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 42:30pmEast DevonInspecting for Diseases (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 510:00amPlymouthImprovers Meeting (Branch Apiary)
Sat 112:00pmExeterExeter Members Apiary Session (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 1112:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 1210:00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (5) (Branch Apiary)
Thu 16 - Sat 18Devon County ShowStewards needed, contact harriet.brooks-007@hotmail.co.uk (Westpoint)
Sat 1810:00amEast DevonImprovers' Workshop, booking required (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 182:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 1910:00amPlymouthBeginners Meeting (6) (Branch Apiary)
Sat 252:00pmExeterExeter Members Apiary Session (Exeter Apiary)
Sat 2512:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 25 - Sun 26River Cottage Food Fair Branch Marquee Stewards contact mary.boulton@btinternet.com (Park Farm nr. Axminster)
June
Sat 112:00pmNewton AbbotBranch Open to Public; no apiary session
Sat 12:30pmEast DevonKit Clean-up, Repair and Sale, Wax Recovery (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 812:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sun 912:00pmDARGDrone Congregation Update and Demo (tba)
Sat 1512:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 22 - Sun 23Axevale Garden FestivalBranch Marquee Stewards contact rosewary.maggs@hotmail.com (Axminster Showground)
Sat 22 2:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open and Branch BBQ (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 2912:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 292:30pmEast DevonMigratory Beekeeping: Heather (Hunthay Apiary)
July
Sat 612:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 62:30pmEast Devon Eat, Drink and be Merry - Social (Hunthay Apiary)
Sun 7Newton AbbotVisit by Devon Wildlife Trust – details to be arranged
Sat 1312:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 132:30pmEast Devon Varroa Control / AH Update (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 2012:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 2712:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
August
Thu 1Honiton ShowStewards contact Keith Bone (Honiton Showground)
Sat 312:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 1012:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 102:30pmEast DevonExtracting and Preparing Honey (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 1712:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 2412:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
Sat 3112:00pmNewton AbbotApiary Open (Clay Lane Apiary)
September
Sat 72:30pmEast DevonPreparing for Winter (Hunthay Apiary)
Sat 212:30pmEast DevonCleaning and Storing Equipment (Hunthay Apiary)
2020
March
Newton AbbotSouth Devon Honey Show (Dartmoor Whiskey Distillery)

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