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Local Events

Devon County Show 2019
Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
May 16th, 17th & 18th, 2019.  Showground open 8am onwards.  Trade stands open 9am to 6.30pm


Axe Vale Festival 2019
The Showground, The Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER

From 10am to 5:30 pm on Saturday 22nd June 2019
and from 10am to 5.30pm on Sunday 23rd June 2019



129th Honiton Show 2019
A Traditional Show for the farming Community – Thursday 1st August 2019
Show open from 8.00am – 6.00pm



National Events

Bee Trade Exhibition 2019
Saturday 9th March 2019, 9.00am to 4.30pm
NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.



BBKA Spring Convention 2019
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12th, 13th & 14th April 2019,

Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB



The National Honey Show 2019
The 88th National Honey Show will be open to the public from Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 2019.
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

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
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