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apiculture  n. beekeeping

apiarist n. one who keeps bees

apiary n.  a place where bees are kept

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Not a member?

 Non-members are welcome to come along to any of our winter meetings; just turn up and introduce yourself.  The Village Hall in Whiddon Down is on the road exiting the A30 in the direction of Moretonhampstead.  The Village Hall is next to the Post Inn pub and there is a good-sized car-park.

If you are considering taking up beekeeping and want to see what it's like to work with live bees then you will be welcome to join one of our summer apiary meetings. However, you will need to contact us beforehand so we can arrange for suitable protective clothing to be provided

Apiary Meetings

Okehampton branch doesn't have its own apiary. Summer meetings are held at members apiaries. One advantage of this is that meetings are held all over our area so there should be a meeting nearby to all members at some time during the summer. Another advantage is that we get to see different styles of beekeeping in action.

Okehampton Branch Winter Programme


Our summer programme starts in early May following on from our annual Beekeepers’ Dinner which this year was held on April 11. Planned events during the next few months are listed below:  

Okehampton Branch Summer Programme

Okehampton Beekeepers’ 8 session Basic Beekeeping course is now nearing completion, with the final evening session on Wednesday April 24. Formal evening tuition sessions will be followed up in May  with ‘hands-on’ beekeeping training sessions (dates to be arranged)  - experience with real bees in real beehives. Those of you on the course should have been contacted by Ruth, our Training Officer to give you details of where (and who by) your hands-on training will be organised.