Got a Swarm? Contact details of local swarm collectors can be found here.
Updated Asian Hornet Information with links to maps, reports, and identification charts. Useful Trap & App information.
TBKA Year planner for 2018 including details for the beginners course available to view here.
January - December meeting programme now available click here
2019 Membership renewal and new members form available here, includes guidance notes.
Welcome to the Tiverton & District Beekeepers website.
Tiverton Beekeepers are a medium-sized group of bee keepers of just over 100 members, the club is a branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association (DBKA).
We meet on the third Wednesday in every month from September through to March at Uplowman Village Hall, meetings start at 7:30pm. From April through to June the meetings are held at our branch apiary (weather permitting), and for the two months of July and August we set up our exhibit at the Mid Devon and Honiton Shows. We also exhibit at the Devon County Show in the DBKA marquee. Our magazine "The Buzzette" is distributed by email to members monthly and contains articles written by our members.
Interested In Becoming a Beekeeper?
If you would like to become a beekeeper but have not yet taken the first step, then we recommend that you join a local association, there are many questions you might want to ask. To help you make a decision please click on the link below where I have tried to answer some of the questions that you may have with regard to embarking on this fascinating hobby. New Beekeepers FAQ's (opens in a new window).
New bee keepers are encouraged to join the club and enrol on the beginners courses that we run, these courses give a basic grounding for novice bee keepers and those wishing to take up the hobby but have not committed themselves to getting any bees yet. There are many benefits to becoming a member and these are listed on our membership page in the main menu. If you would like to become a member of our club then the application form can be found here. If you would like to enrol on a beginners course then follow this link to print off and fill out a Beginners Course Application Form.