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Can you help?
Jo, who lives in Exeter, is looking for unfiltered bees wax for candle making.

If you have any suitable material please contact Jo on 07522 959 372 or jokath3@yahoo.co.uk
Posted Aug ‘17

1 to 3 colonies required for beginner beekeeper.
I have hives and all the kit – just missing some bees.
Happy to collect. Contact Carlo – 07936 669009.
Posted Oct ‘17

For Sale

SAF Compatto tangential honey extractor complete with stainless steel sieve and settling tank, as new.  £200

SAF spinner




Guide to Bees and Honey by Ted Hooper. £8

Contact  Chard 01460 68361

Posted Feb ’18

For Sale

National hive kit except where indicated.

1 Brood box + 6 Hoffman frames

1 Nine frame nuc box

3 Brood box dummy boards

1 Zinc queen excluder

1 Pack wired shallow foundation

1 Large box frame pins

2 Round feeders

2 Honey buckets

1 Stainless double strainer

1 Fine mesh sieve (for honey bucket)

1 Rectangular settling tank with tap

1 Honey bucket pouring aid

2 Conical sieves

1 Mouse guard

3 Pairs WBC sliding mouse guards

1 Pair long leather gloves

1 Pair wrist gauntlets (as new)

1 Uncapping knife

1 Drone uncapping comb for varroa control

Bits and pieces including spare metal runners, varroa floor mesh, cut comb cutter and containers

Frame display case for super frame

All above for £200


National 5 frame observation hive/nuc box + dummy board and frame feeder, built in queen excluder, crown board and nuc lid. £100

Enquiries to Cliff Marriott, Colyton pamandcliff66@gmail.com , mob: 07951 316145. I can supply photos

Posted Feb ’18


Latest update = 2018 Honiton Show schedule

Recent update = Asian hornet page

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News & Events

BEE HEALTH DAY – Saturday 28th July 2018
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Devon EX6 7UE.Organised by Devon Beekeepers’ Association, Exeter Branch.

Sponsored by Bee Diseases Insurance Limited.

Visit http://www.devonbeekeepers.org.uk/ for further information. Places restricted to 60 so book early to be sure of a place.

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.
Get ready for Honiton Show
Download the Honiton Show schedule below and start planning your entries for the competition. Make sure you are ready for August 2nd:
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
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