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apiculture  n. beekeeping

apiarist n. one who keeps bees

apiary n.  a place where bees are kept

© Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association 2024 - Registered Charity 270675

Welcome to the website of the Okehampton Branch

of the

Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity No. 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

 Okehampton Branch entry

Stephenson First Prize Winner

(No Devon County Show in 2020 or 2021)

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.

Please contact;

Simon O’Sullivan.01363 82838. Mob.07794593168

Liz Ledsham. 01363 881486.

Suzanne Maxwell. 01837 840138.

Will Pyne. 01837 840733.

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.