Jon Axe

Lifetime Membership Award

It was our honour to make Jim & Val Vivian-Griffiths honorary life members of Dean Forest Beekeepers at our AGM. Jim has been been fantastic treasurer and trainer for 17 years and is largely...

FOR SALE: Honey in bulk

I have had two bumper years in a row and have run out of storage space so reluctantly I am selling some honey in bulk. The honey was produced by my bees located in...

Microscopy Club

Meeting dates are posted on our association branch calendar. Microscopy is a valuable additional skill for beekeepers. Not only is it useful for disease identification but it also helps with basic understanding of honeybee...

Botany Club

Meeting dates are posted on our association branch calendar. We all know bee nutrition is important. Our text books are full of phrases like like protein deficiency, gut microflora, poly-floral pollen, starvation, malnutrition of...

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is at 7.30pm on 5th November 2020 at at Staunton Village Hall. The Annual General Meeting is an important opportunity to make sure Dean Forest Beekeepers is everything you want it to...

Winter Lectures

Meeting dates are posted on our association branch calendar.  Every winter we plan a series of lectures and indoor demonstrations that we hope are of interest to our members. We aim to include external...

Winter Study Groups

Meeting dates are posted on our association branch calendar. During the winter of 2020/2021 we are studying BBKA Module 5 – Honey Bee Biology. Between October and March, interested members get together at the...

Starting Beekeeping

It’s a very good idea to join an association before you get started with your own hives. You will get good advice and some practical experience in addition to picking up tips from more...

The Beekeepers Calendar

Beekeeping is seasonal so the time needed and activities required vary over the year. The busiest time is the early summer when each hive should be checked weekly to control swarming and ensure bees...

Shows

The dates for shows we are attending can be found on our calendar. Dean Forest Beekeepers support agricultural and community shows throughout the beekeeping season. Our enthusiastic members enjoy educating the public about bees...