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Beginners at hive inspection at apiary

The Exeter branch of the Devon Beekeepers' Association currently has approximately 160 members.

Our branch is run by volunteers and we offer mutual support and training for healthy and safe honey bee beekeeping as well as encouraging people to enjoy this wonderful hobby.  Bees are of course pollinators of flowers and crops and providing they have had a good year, provide beekeepers with honey.

We organise local events such as honey shows, lectures, apiary meetings and courses for beginners and improvers.

We also organise certain bulk purchases such as honey jars and an apiary from which nucs and queens can be obtained by members.

Being a member or the Exeter branch means that you are a member of the Devon Beekeepers' Association (DBKA) which entitles members to attend any branch meeting in the county giving members a much wider range of activities in which to participate.  If you wish to attend another Branch’s meeting please contact their secretary in advance so that they know you are coming.  In addition you will also be a member of the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA).

Branch membership is drawn mainly from the Exeter area and its immediate surroundings but geography is no restriction to membership of our branch.

Our summer meetings take place at the branch apiary whilst our winter meetings and lectures are held at Topsham Rugby Club, Topsham Road, Topsham EX3 0LX.

Non-members are always welcome to come and see what it is all about but insurance restricts this to two visits before membership must be taken out.

We have close links with surrounding branches of the DBKA and members from other branches are always welcome.

Although we now need separate forms for each person a single payment, by cheque or bank transfer is fine so you do not have to send individual payments.

If you have any questions relating to membership, please contact our Branch Treasurer.

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Please download and read the Membership  Subscription & Gift Aid - Notes for Guidance before applying for membership.