Tiverton Beekeepers

Welcome to the Devon Beekeepers’ Association – Tiverton Branch website.

Tiverton Beekeepers is a medium-sized group of bee keepers with approximately 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 starting 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 a display 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 FAQs (opens in a new window).

New beekeepers 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 who have not yet committed themselves to getting any bees. There are many benefits to becoming a member and these are listed on our membership page. If you would like to become a member of our club then the application form can be found via the membership page. If you would like to enrol on a beginners’ course then follow this link to read more, print off and fill out a Beginners’ Course Application Form.