Wow! Our branch stand at the Mid Devon Show on Saturday 23 July - photos above - won three prizes:
- A cup for the best trade stand in 7m and under frontage,
- A cup for the best educational stand at the show,
- The silver salver for best stand in the show. This last one was presented to the branch chairman, Malcolm Jenkins, in the main ring when all the major awards at the show were presented.
Swarming Season. Think you have a Swarm? Need to Contact a Swarm Collector? Not sure if they are honey bees? Check them against the DBKA Identification Chart.
It may well be by the time you read this that the bees will have started to swarm. A number of our more experienced beekeepers are nominated as Branch Swarm collectors and respond to calls from the general public. If you are a new beekeeper in need of a colony of bees or an established beekeeper wishing to expand your apiary then please contact me and I will add you to our list. Priority is normally given to new beekeepers.
If you would like to assist in the collection of a swarm please provide me with your details and we will try to involve you. Timing is obviously crucial so your mobile phone number will be useful. Tony Lindsell Branch Secretary
New - Saturday Apiary Awareness Days, throughout the Summer . Next one on Saturday 13 August. Full details here.
BIBBA Conference 2016 20-22nd September. Full details here.
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.