Newton Abbot Beekeepers

A branch of Devon Beekeepers Association Registered Charity 270675

Welcome to our site

We are Newton Abbot Beekeepers (NABK) one of eleven branches of Devon Beekeepers Association Registered Charity 270675.

Want to find out about honeybees, then have a look around or better still, join us at our Apiary every Saturday 2pm. You will find it at Clay Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ13 0HN and detailed directions are on theContact Us Page

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New To Newton Abbot

Pop in and say hello to Christine Osborne our Clubhouse Manager, the kettles always on and usually a nice biscuit or perhaps home made cake-no charge!

We have an excellent  Honey Bee  Members Lending Library which you are welcome to browse as you sit by the wood burner planning your next Bee Inspired Adventure. There is always someone on hand to offer lighthearted advice or share an amusing pointer of" don't do it like I did OR?" Join in the fun of Beekeeping?

You might even be lucky enough to find we have some local honey for sale either from Clay Lane Apiary or one of our members around Newton Abbot. You are welcome to contact Ray Ford direct about Honey. Just email  for details of where it can be purchased or what stocks we currently hold..

We can show you our range of Bee Equipment and  have good quality English foundation, varrroa mesh and sometimes other equipment for sale at keen member prices.

We offer a members  find an Apiary Site Scheme as we usually have people who would like to help bees by offering a site for beehives to be placed. 

Using our knowledge of the area and experience we help landowners to arrange Apiary Sites, so new homes for bees, but with no direct involvement by them.

 We recommend using the site agreement system and offer back up in the event the site owner or member are ill so there is a safe and reliable safety net for all concerned, especially the bees.

New To Beekeeping?

Join us on Saturdays at 2pm to get a taste of Beekeeping. Allen Hodgson our Apiary Manager will be delighted to see you, email him

Allen is also happy to answer technical questions and give guidance during these sessions for Intermediate Beekeepers.

These informal fun sessions may take the form of seasonal jobs in the Apiary interspersed with group led discussion and participation as well as one to one instruction on topical issues. We will lend you a bee suit and gloves, if needed but please bring some wellies to complete your ensemble.

Ages ?, well our youngest visitor was around 3 years old but he did bring his Dad!

Our current youngest member is 11 years old and one of  our valued senior members  recently received a certificate for 50 years of beekeeping, so Beekeeping covers most age groups and interest levels.

Just curious about Bees of all types then pop in for a bit of fun and perhaps we can all learn together? 

We have members who just look after Bumble Bees and some who like Top Bar hives only.

 The majority prefer wooden hives such as the WBC or National some think a more modern approach is more sustainable and use plastic or polystyrene. We welcome your thoughts?


marvellous friendly help and scruptious cake to boot  

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