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Summer Programme

Events Colour Code:

  • Green= external site of beekeeping interest.
  • Red= Beginners Event. Things you must know in year 1 and beyond.
  • Black= Things you should know and practice ever after.
  • Bold = Special Events.

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Note: Saturday 25th June meeting now changed to Sunday 26th June, same time and place.

DATE VENUE SUBJECT / SPEAKER INFORMATION
Saturday
23rd April
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Beginners Course.
First Aid,Kit,
Opening Hives,
Lighting Smokers,
Handling Frames.
Apiary team,
Committee:
Val Bone
Saturday
30th April
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Practical swarm
prevention and
control
Do it yourself under
supervision.
Richard Simpson, Apiary Team.
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson
Saturday
14th May
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Inspecting for Diseases. Meet the Bee Inspector
and learn from the professional.
David Packham,
Seasonal Bee Inspector.
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson
Saturday
21st May
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Setting up your
hive for the main
honey crop
– jarred, cut comb,
sections,
‘loose’
Nick Silver,
David Shale,
Committee:
Ralph Cox
Saturday
28th May
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Beginners Course.
I Spy…..
Getting your eye in,
interpreting the colony.
John Badley,
Apiary Team,
Committee:
Mary Boulton,
Rhiannon Hodson
Saturday
11th June
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary,
All members
Kit clean-up,
repair, wax recovery
Apiary Team,
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson,
Hilary Kirkcaldie
Sat 18th
Sun 19th
June,
1000-1800 hrs
Axminster
Show
Ground
Axevale
Garden
Festival
Branch Marquee.
Stewards needed:
free admission.
Contact: Rosemary Maggs,
rosemary.maggs@hotmail.com
Sunday
26th June
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
IMPROVERS.
Queen rearing using
Jenter/Cupkit,
Marking and
clipping queens
Richard Simpson,
John Badley.
Committee:
Peter Weller,
Rhiannon Hodson
Thurs-Sat
30th June
1st, 2nd July
West Point Devon
County
Show
Stewards needed.
Contact: Maggie Heal
dcsvolunteers@yahoo.com
Saturday
2nd July
Goren Farm Goren
Farm
Festival.
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Mary and Nigel Boulton
Sunday
3rd July
1630-1900 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Eat, Drink, and be Merry
– Social and plant stall
Committee – All
Saturday
16th July
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
After the Crop:
what do I do next?
Including varroa options.
Simon Foster.
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson
Thursday
4th August
Honiton
Show
Ground
Honiton Show Stewards needed.
Bees & Honey
Marquee.
Contact: Keith Bone
charandale@gmail.com
Saturday
13th August
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Beginners Course:
Extracting and
preparing honey
David Shale.
Committee:
Colin Osborne
Saturday
3rd September
1430 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary
Beginners Course.
Preparing for winter,
checking stores,
feeding,
queen assessment,
combining colonies.
Asian Hornet monitoring
David Chambers.
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson,
Alasdair Bruce,
Ann Pengelly
Saturday
17th September
1000-1300 hrs
1400-1700 hrs
Hunthay
Apiary All members
Cleaning and
storing equipment
Apiary Team.
Committee:
Rhiannon Hodson,
Val Bone