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Devon County Show 2018
Devon County Showground, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon EX5 1DJ
May 17th, 18th & 19th, 2018.  Showground open 8am onwards.  Trade stands open 9am to 6.30pm

Axe Vale Festival 2018
The Showground, The Trafalgar Way, AXMINSTER
Saturday 23rd June 2018 from 10am to 6pm
Sunday 24th June 2018 from 10am to 5.30pm

128th Honiton Show 2018
A Traditional Show for the farming Community – Thursday 2nd August 2018
Show open from 8.00am – 6.00pm   www.honitonshow.co.uk/


National Events

Bee Trade Exhibition 2018
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 9.00am to 4.30pm
Hall H3, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG.      www.beetradex.co.uk

BBKA Spring Convention 2018
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 13th, 14th & 15th April 2018, Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB


The National Honey Show 2018
The 87th National Honey Show will be open to the public from Thursday 25th October – Saturday 27th October 2018
Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ

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News & Events

Nosema Testing at Hunthay Apiary
Please note that on Thursday 12th April between 1000 & 1230 there will be an opportunity for you to test your bees for Nosema.
Members should bring samples (c.30 bees) from each hive.
Calling Notice for the rescheduled Devon Beekeepers’ Association Annual General Meeting
Download details: DBKA Calling Notice 2018
Please note that the Raffle Draw for the cedar wood hive donated by National Bee Supplies will take place on 7th April, so still time to buy tickets if you wish.
BBKA documents fyi
Spring Convention
Note: Now rescheduled for April 7th at Meldon Village Hall
Devon Beekeepers Day Raffle Prize!
Dear Member,
You will recall I gave details of the Devon Beekeepers Day in your February Buzz. We now have the raffle tickets available for the National hive kindly being donated by National Bee Supplies. Tickets can only be purchased by members and are priced at £2 each. See your emails for details of how to purchase raffle tickets.Proceeds from the raffle go to the Presidents Fund which in turn helps to support bee related projects throughout the county.The beekeepers day on March 3rd promises to be an interesting event (your February Beekeeping magazine has all the details) – so come along if you can. Regards, Val

Gove – UK will back total ban on bee harming pesticides Click link to see details

Asian Hornet in North Devon
The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in North Devon which was spotted by a beekeeper in their apiary on the 18th September 2017. The contingency response has been initiated and a press release has been issued by Defra.