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Branch Officers

Queen Marking Colours


Year ending with: 0 or 5 = Blue

                              1 or 6 = White

                              2 or 7 = Yellow

                              3 or 8 = Red

                              4 or 9 = Green


Example: A queen reared in 2014 would be marked green.

Note: Not all beekeepers use the system so do not assume the age of the queen from the colour without confirmation.

Brood Lifecycle (Days)


Queen:      Egg 1 to 3  - Unsealed 4 to 8   - Sealed 9 to 16

Worker:    Egg 1 to 3  - Uncapped 4 to 8  - Capped 9 to 21

Drone:      Egg 1 to 3  - Uncapped 4 to 9  - Capped 10 to 24


Sugar Syrup Feed Mix

Autumn Mix (Thick):

  2 lb sugar to 1 pint water  or  1 kg sugar to 630 ml water

Spring Mix (Thin):

  2 lb sugar to 2 pint water  or  1 kg sugar to 1260 ml water

Only use refined white sugar

To contact Okehampton Branch  email: grannysmeadow@hotmail.com

President - Jim Sampson.

Portelet, Westleigh, Coldridge,  EX17 6BL


Chairman - Sue Baxter

Myrtle Cottage

Folly Gate

Okehampton

EX20 3AD

Tel: 01837 52920


Vice Chairman - David Wolley

14 Webb’s Orchard

North Tawton

EX20 2FE


Secretary - Margaret Harris

CherryTree Lodge, Bow, Crediton

EX17 6HL

Tel: 01363 881215


Treasurer - Simon Grose

Alverstone

Gissarge Lane

Zeal Monachorum

EX17 6DH


Membership Secretary

David Wolley

14 Webb’s Orchard

North Tawton

EX20 2FE



Regional Bee Inspector

Simon Jones

simon.jones@apha.gsi.gov.uk

07775 119459/01823 442228


Show Secretary

Suzanne Maxwell

Meadow Barn

South Zeal

Okehampton

Tel: 01837 840134


Microscopist

Ray King

Tel: 01363 772007


Swarm Liaison Officer

Malcolm Craig

Tel:07895 940598


Librarian

Sue Baxter

Tel: 01837 52920


Press Officer & Minutes Secretary

Will Pyne

Tel: 01837 840733


Education Officer

Liz Ledsham

Tel: 01363 881486


Website Editor

Tony Matthews Tel: 01647 24395