Beginner’s Course

Devon Beekeepers’ Beginners’ on-line course 2021

To enrol for the course please apply through the secretary of the branch you wish to join.  Numbers are limited due to the need to deliver practical sessions as the active season progresses, subject to Covid regulations. Please confirm you have been accepted for a place before making payment.

The course fee is £63 which includes access to ten weekly on-line lectures, also available to view later, plus the practical apiary-based tuition at the branch of your choice. Please note, apiary based tuition may be delayed in some branches due to the backlog of beginners from last year who were unable to complete their course due to Covid-19. More information is available for branch secretaries- see the list below.

In addition, you will be enrolled as a member of DBKA, which is affiliated to the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA).  Normally this will be as a Registered Member (£37.00), Partner (£17.00), or Junior (£17). Details of membership categories are provided with the application form which the branch secretary will provide. 

DBKA and BBKA membership also brings insurance benefits, magazines and newsletters, access to the Member’s area of the BBKA and DBKA websites, and branch activities and meetings. 

If you are already a member of DBKA for 2021 you will only have to pay the course fee of £63.

DBKA Branches

Some branches are running their own course, in which case contact their secretary who will give you details and send you an application form. If branches are taking part in the Devon course, either go on to their website where you will find an application form, or contact the branch secretary.

Branch Which course Contact tel
East Devon

www.eastdevonbk.co.uk

Running own course Val.valbone@gmail.com 01404 841629
Exeter

www.exeterbeekeepers.org.uk

Running own course secretaryebka@gmail.com 01392 832956
Holsworthy

www.holsworthybeekeepers,org.uk

Devon course deirdre.conniss@btinternet.com 01237 440165
Newton Abbot

www.nabk.org.uk

Devon Course Ruth.mountford@tiscali.co.uk 01626 834577
North Devon

www.northdevonbees.org

Devon Course secretary@northdevonbees.org 07791 679283
Okehampton

www.okehamptonbee.co.uk

Devon Course margaretharris@phonecoop.coop 0136382361
Plymouth

www.plymouthbeekeepers.btck.co.uk

Running own course jeanfrench1957@yahoo.co.uk 01752 338279
Tavistock

www.tavistock-beekeepers.org.uk

Running own course stephanie@littlelodgebees.co.uk  
Tiverton

www.tivertonbeekeepers.uk

Devon Course daviesj733@gmail.com 01884 849377
Torbay

www.tbbk.co.uk

Devon Course Dianne.hatherley@btinternet.com 01803 844804
Totnes & Kingsbridge

www.totnesandkingsbridgebeekeepers.com

Devon Course lilahkillock@btinternet.com 01803 866028

 

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