Tiverton Beekeepers

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

Unfortunately Tiverton Beekeepers Club has now cancelled all forthcoming internal meetings scheduled for the branch for the foreseeable future – so there will be no Nosema evening in April; the Improvers course too has been suspended.

Please also note that there will be no Taunton Beekeepers auction at Ruishton Village hall at the end of the month.

If you haven’t already heard the Devon County Show is being postponed until August and the BBKA spring convention and the BDI AGM are also cancelled.

However we are aiming to go ahead with the apiary events at Knightshayes AT THE MOMENT although IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT MEMBERS ARE SENSIBLE and don’t come if they are going to put themselves or others at risk.

If you have any queries please contact: secretary@tivertonbeekeepers.uk

Given the cancellation of our Asian Hornet Awareness meeting on Wed 18 March and the importance and relevance of the subject we will hopefully be sending out a report of what you might have heard on the night.

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.