Bee Health Day 2018

The Bee Health Day will be held on Saturday 28th July 2018 at The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE. Organised by Devon Beekeepers' Association, Exeter Branch and sponsored by Bee Diseases Insurance Limited.


0900-0930: Registration (complimentary tea and coffee available on arrival)

0930-1030: Talk on apiary hygiene and disease control

1030-1600: Workshop groups; break into small groups covering:

  • Varroa biology, integrated pest management and approved new veterinary medicines.

  • Small hive beetle and Asian hornet.

  • Diseased comb recognition - a range of diseased comb available to examine in detail selected by Bee Inspectors; test your knowledge; use of lateral flow devices.

  • Practical apiary disease inspection including checks for foul brood and exotic pests.

1600-1630: Question and answer session.

Presentations and workshops will be delivered by Bee Inspectors while practical sessions will take place at the centre or nearby.


The cost of attending this event is £10 per person payable by BACs
(account number 03919326: sort code: 30-93-14; reference “Bee Health Day”).

Alternatively, please send a cheque to Branch Treasurer, Southbrook Cottage, Southbrook Lane, Whimple, Exeter EX5 2PG payable to "DBKA (Exeter Branch)" marked “Bee Health Day”.

We have arranged with Kennford Seven Stars Cafe to deliver a range of lunch options. Prices range from £3.25 - £3.85 per item. If you wish to order in advance, please choose from the menu below when booking online. Please also remember to add the amount to the £10 booking fee.

To book

Total number of places is restricted to 60 members in order to maximise the benefits of the day allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

To reserve a place, please register online at or alternatively, reserve your place by sending an email to


1. We will provide refreshments during day.

2. Please bring your (clean) bee suits and wellies/boots to be worn for the practical apiary disease inspection session.

3. Please be prepared to car share to the beehives if needed.