Coming Events

Winter Evening Meetings:
We are moving our meeting day and venue. We will be holding the meetings the first Tuesday of the month at 7pm at Clyst St George Hall in Clyst St George village (26 Woodbury Rd, Exeter EX3 0RE). Many of you will remember it from our Nosema meetings many years ago.


Tuesday 5th December – Christmas Party

I hope you can come and join us for our Christmas Quiz and Raffle on Tuesday. All you need is a charged mobile, but you can share if you forget, we look forward to seeing you there,
Regards Cathy


We have an interesting speaker for February 6th 2024, Derek Mitchell, he has 2 new papers which he believes are going to contain controversial views on hive insulation – facts and fiction.

We have a good sized room so happy to take members from other branches if they email our Secretary first


MP’s to review Insect Decline and Food Security

Following petitions to Parliament on the danger of neonicotinoids to UK pollinators, the Science, Innovation and Technology Commiittee, a cross party group of MPs, has been convened to take evidence on the decline in numbers and diversity of insects and the effect on UK food security. See official announcement here.


Tuesday 5th December 23
Tuesday 6th February 23
Tuesday 5th March 23
Tuesday 2nd April 23


The Apiary Meetings are planned for alternate Sunday mornings at 1030 during the summer.
(Specific days are subject to the vagaries of British weather and activities to the requirements of our bee colonies! So look for emails or check the website a few days before the meeting)

Well the season is almost over and we are now feeding bees at the Apiary at a high rate. The warmer September with little forage here has meant they are very light, and now the Ivy is in flower, we don’t want them to fill up with too much Ivy honey, so we are topping up with syrup, and fondant on the nucs.


Real concerns are being raised by the BBKA, BDI, and the Science Advisor of the danger of inadvertently importing the Small Hive Beetle if Queens are imported from Northern Ireland. Please see full details in the paper below:

Importing Honey Bees into Great Britain

EBKA Members are welcomed to join meetings held by other Devon Associations. Please contact the relevant Branch Secretary for specific joining details. The schedule of events at other Devon Associations is shown on the DBKA website here.

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