Jon Axe

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM is at 7.00pm on 5th November 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions it will be held online via Zoom. An invitation link will be sent to members by email. The Annual General Meeting...

Winter Study Groups

Meeting dates are posted on our association branch calendar. During the winter of 2020/2021 we are studying BBKA Module 6 – Honey Bee Behaviour. Between October and March, interested members get together and study...

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...

FOR SALE: Beekeeping Hives and Equipment

One of our members unfortunately needs to give up beekeeping and so is selling their kit. It comprises some lovely WBC hives, suits, extractor, and basically everything a new beekeeper would need. It is...

FOR SALE: Beekeeping Equipment

I have the following for sale: Hive with beesThornes national roof 4” cedarCrown board + 2 porter bee escapesFramed metal queen excluderBrood chamber with 11 frames bees and 2019 marked queenCedar mesh floor with...

FOR SALE: 2 nucs

Gary Grindle has 2 nucs for sale: (£140) 1 x 6 frame nuc with all fresh comb and 2020 queen marked (£120) 1 x 5 frame nuc with 2019 queen marked Contact Gary at...

FOR SALE: 24 Hives/Colonies

Well known Beekeeper is cutting back as has realised he’s not 18 anymore! Could you advertise about 2 dozen stocks for sale. Good healthy, strong, colonies, @ £200 for broods on ventilated floors & poss...

WANTED: Honey in bulk

WANTED: Honey in bulk

If anyone has honey in 30lb buckets Gary is willing to buy for £100 per bucket. Please contact Gary on 07508 834431 or email him at bees@rosedean.co.uk

Supporting those in need in our local area

One in five homes in the Forest of Dean and Monmouthshire area are having to rely on charity to feed their families at some point during this time of austerity.  As beekeepers, we are...

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...

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...