apiculture n. beekeeping
apiarist n. one who keeps bees
apiary n. a place where bees are kept
© Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association 2020 - Registered Charity 270675
We hope this website is of interest to branch members, beekeepers and anyone who would like to know more about the fascinating world of beekeeping
Part of the National Beekeeping Organisation
The British Beekeepers Association (BBKA)
Do you want to keep bees?
If you do, please don't put them at risk- learn the basics first!
See details of our Beekeeping Training Course on the 'Education' page
Devon County Show 2019
Stephenson First Prize Winner
(No Devon County Show in 2020)
Click here for Asian Hornet info leaflet
Okehampton Branch Asian Hornet Action Team.
If you think you have seen an Asian Hornet.
Get a sample hornet and photograph it. *
Send the picture and location details to;
Make contact with the Okehampton Branch Team so we can get an idea of the nest location before The National Bee Unit takes over.
If you need help with any aspect of this contact the team, they will help with correct identification and collecting a sample.
Simon O’Sullivan.01363 82838. Mob.07794593168
Will Pyne 01837 840733.
Liz Ledsham. 01363 881486.
Suzanne Maxwell. 01837 840138.
Neil Lamey. 01837 82821.
Sarah ‘Bunk’ Bunker.07707 961994
Sean McCaffrey. 07989 442748.
Sue Baxter.01837 52920.
Time is an important factor in stopping the spread of this insect
*Two ways to collect a sample;
If you have a child’s fishing /shrimping net carefully trap up the insect and put in the freezer for at least one hour
Probably the safer option is to use a tennis/badminton racket to stun the insect put into a plastic bag and place in the freezer for at least one hour.