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Holsworthy Beekeepers is a branch of Devon Beekeepers Association

Registered Charity Number 270675

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12/10/2018

Devon BKA Holsworthy Spring Convention

23rd February 2019 at the Memorial Hall Holsworthy (Map)

 This year we welcome Presidents and speakers from Ireland and Scotland all of whom have a wealth of beekeeping experience. Each guest speaker offers two talks: a long talk and a practical short talk which we are calling ‘Snap Shots’  The speakers are:


Gerry Ryan Former President Federation of Irish Beekeepers.


Phil McAnespie from Ayr Scotland ex President of the Scottish Beekeepers and now vice President again.


Jim Ryan from North Tipperary


Topics covered:

Beekeeping in our Present Environment.  Looking at Beekeeping issues past and present. Phil McAnespie

Snap Shot -Beekeeping in Scotland. Kind of bees kept, the Challenges and support mechanisms.   Phil McAnespie


Maximising Your Bees to maximise honey production. Gerry Ryan

Snap Shot- ‘Beekeeping in a Barrel’ a way to augment weak colonies and nuc production.   Gerry Ryan


Keeping Bees in the Swarming Season. Management and Practices.  Jim Ryan  ‘Snap Shot -   Assessing Brood Viability and Queen quality. Jim Ryan

Devon NBU Inspectors: The View from Here. A Devon all round update


TRADE HALL includes Thornes, BB Wear, Bee Craft, Eckworthy Farm, Vita Europa. More to come.


Reception opens at 9am. Breakfast butties on sale, last orders 9:45.

                        Lectures start 10am and finish 5pm.


Tickets include all Teas and Coffes, homemade cakes, Ploughman’s Lunch with Hot Puds.


Book ticket here from first week November. Pay £18 (Holsworthy Branch Members), £20 (Others) and £10 (Juniors, those under 16 years) on the day or by BACs.