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Welcome to East Devon Beekeepers from Hilary Kirkcaldie, President.

Hilary Kirkcaldie, President of East Devon Beekeepers East Devon Beekeepers are a branch of Devon Beekeepers’ Association. We are a thriving, friendly group providing education and support to both experienced and new beekeepers in the East Devon area.

Our winter meetings are held in Kilmington Village Hall and summer meetings are held at the Branch Apiary not far from Kilmington. We currently have over 200 members.

Please browse the website to see some of the activities we engage in throughout the year.

For more information and membership details follow the link to the Contacts Page.

Latest updates:
2019 Beginners Course
2019 Membership details

Recent update = Honiton Show

Recent update = Asian hornet page

 

News & Events

Scientists sew trackers to Asian Hornets to find and destroy nests before they kill honeybees
Britain’s beekeepers are turning to technology to prevent aggressive Asian hornets destroying their colonies. In a first successful trial, experts at the University of Exeter attached tracking devices to the backs of the voracious hornets and then followed them back to their nests.
Asian hornet information
The June edition of the BBKA News has extensive information about the Asian hornet threat. In particular, pages 209 and 210 have full colour reproductions of the Asian hornet alert document issued by the Non Native Species Secretariat (NNSS) for you to cut out and use as your personal guide to identification of this invasive species.
EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides
More information can be found at:          https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/27/eu-agrees-total-ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
LATEST ASIAN HORNET WARNING
The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of a single Asian hornet in Lancashire. More information can be found in the Defra Press release:   https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-identified-in-lancashire