We are a branch of Devon Beekeepers Association Registered Charity 270675, which is a members funded Charity in Devon with over 1000 members, the majority of whom keep Bees in some sort of hive, be it a tree log, wooden box type hive or some other man made material.
We are part of the British Beekeepers Association, or BBKA, link to their site ishere
To find out more about our history each branch has book by Newton Abbot member Ron Brown- A Thousand Years of Bees and Beekeeping. You can also find BeeKeeping books by Ron Brown in your local Libraries.
We are keen to help improve the understanding of bees and show how they help provide around a third of our food. We cannot live without them. They have been around for some 25 million years so before mankind joined this happy world.
We have a lot of fun and some good tea and cake at Newton Abbot Branch with lending bee suits to have ago visitors,social meetings, lectures, Bee Safaris ( To Deepest South Devon), Spot the Rare Orchid moments in the flower meadow, to a cup of tea and chat afternoons, usually on a Saturday from 2pm during the season from April to September.
There are maintenance days, hedge and grounds management sessions usually led by our able president Ray Ford who can be contacted onPresident
We run Beekeeping training for our members and members of the public, sometimes with fellow Devon Beekeepers or with visiting beekeepers from around the world. There are a series of winter lectures from visiting experts from Universities, local Beefarmers and our own DBKA.
To keep up to date please check back regularly or consider being a social member at £5 year and receive our Monthly Newsletter with the latest News,Programme of Events, unlimited access to our Members Library and Clubhouse Use. Click here
Take a stroll around the website, have a virtual look at our Apiary and grounds. We are fortunate to have ideal access just off the A38 Devon Expressway, some 17 minutes from Exeter and 35 minutes from Plymouth. some 6 miles from the South Devon coast at Teignmouth and nudging the Dartmoor National Park as we are in the Parish of Hennock, though closer to Kingsteignton.
To locate us easily see our Contact Us Page but ask anyone where British Ceramic Tiles( one of our past sponsors) are(the big tall building, on the Drumbridges Roundabout for TRAGO MILLS and you are within walking distance of our Clay Lane Apiary and Stover Countryside Park.
Ideal Holiday Spot, well many people would agree and we are lucky to welcome many visitors and Beekeepers from far and wide during the year.
Our May Open day with Fete attracts around 5-600 visitors over a sunny afternoon with many visiting the Bees in borrowed suits and boots., often handling bees for the first time and trying some local honey. Perhaps going away with plans of their own,some Bee equipment or a nice bee friendly plant for the window box.
Children? well they are welcome to have a roll in the flower meadow following their "chat to the bees". Did I forget to mention the Entrance Fee? No Fee! ITS FREE yes Devon is like that. Come and see us?
If you need a specific service that isn't listed on our website, why not give us a call and we can see if help you.