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apiarist n. one who keeps bees

apiary n.  a place where bees are kept

© Okehampton Branch of the Devon Beekeepers Association 2022 - Registered Charity 270675

   Miscellaneous Information

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  - Uncapped 4 to 8   - Capped 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:  davidwolley@btinternet.com

President

Jim Sampson,

Portelet, Westleigh, Coldridge,  EX17 6BL


Chairman (and Membership Secretary)

David Wolley,

14 Webb’s Orchard, Exeter Road, Nth Tawton, EX20 2FE

 Tel: 01837 82352


Vice Chairman (and Education Officer)

Ruth Stainer-Smith,

Shackleton House, Willey Lane, Sticklepath,

Okehampton,

EX20 2NG

Tel: 07789 238053

 

Branch Secretary & Press Officer

Will Pyne

Tawleigh, Oaktree Park, Sticklepath,

Okehampton,

EX20 2NB

Tel: 01837 840733






Regional Bee Inspector

Megan Seymour

Megan.seymour@apha.gov.uk

07775 119475

Seasonal Bee Inspector

(Position is currently unfilled)

Branch Treasurer

Pip Wilkins,

Ridgeway,

Ingleigh Green, Winkleigh,

EX19 6AT

Tel: 07766 209509


Show Secretary

Suzanne Maxwell,

Meadow Barn, South Zeal,

EX20 2JY

Tel: 01837 840138.


Librarian

Sue Baxter,

Myrtle Cottage, Folley Gate, Okehampton,

EX20 3AD

Tel 01837 52920


Microscopist

Ray King

Tel: 01363 772007


Swarm Liaison Officer

Mark Tanner

Tel: 07710 651313


Website Editor

Tony Matthews Tel: 01647 24395