September Boil Up

Thank you to the small team who spent a hot and steamy afternoon boiling up countless brood and super frames. It is good to know that so many people took advantage of the opportunity to sterilise their equipment … an essential part of good apiary management.

A very wet morning gave way to […]

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Melplash and the County Honey Show 2018

Thank you to everyone for helping to make the 2018 Melplash Show such a success. We had a lot of entries and as you can see an impressive display of honey was delivered for Suzette Perkins to judge.

From this …

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We’re nearly ready for Melplash … are you?!🐝

Many thanks to everyone who turned up this evening to prepare our marquee for the Melplash show on Thursday. We seem to have more space this year … it will soon be full of interesting bee-related activities and information. We look forward to seeing many friends … a great opportunity to catch up with everyone.


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A little bee film

At this time of year it is always exciting when we can have a proper look inside the hives to see what our colonies have been up to. While we wait for the weather to warm up and dry out click on the link to the Guardian website below to see Carole and Ken in […]

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Melplash 2017

Very many thanks to everyone who came along to help before, during and after the show. We hope our visitors to the Bee Marquee had as much fun as we did!

We had a lovely display of honey and frames ready for extraction. There was a lot to see and do in the tent. The […]

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WDBKA Outing to Buckfast Abbey Apiary

WDBKA members and friends were fortunate to have a dry, warm day for our visit to Buckfast Abbey. Twenty four of us spent an enjoyable time with Clare Densely, the Buckfast Bee Manager. The party split into groups and had the opportunity to see the bees on two different sites. We received a warm welcome […]

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WDBKA Auction

The sun shone for our auction of bee equipment on Saturday 25th March. Sufficient folk came along to clear the majority of the lots and most of us went home with some real bargain buys.

Many thanks to all those who prepared the lots for sale, to our excellent auctioneer and her assistant, and […]

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Bees for Development Fundraising Event

Thank you to WDBKA member Sally Beeson and friends who raised £146.22 for Bees for Development on Saturday morning, 7th May.


It was a lovely warm Saturday market-day in Bridport and the plant stall generated quite a bit of interest. It was good to have leaflets available as there were a few people […]

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WDBKA Annual Luncheon

The New Year has got off to a flying start for WDBKA!

Forty-one members, family and friends sat down to share an excellent meal in the club house at the Bridport golf course.


Thank you to Carole for her slick organisation. How soon can we all book for next year!


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Bee Pests – talk by Nigel Semmence RBI

Nigel began by telling us he is in fact no longer our Regional Bee Inspector: he has recently been promoted to “Contingency Planning and Science Officer”. A new RBI will be appointed soon, and Nigel is the point of contact in the meantime. The Bee inspectors are now part of the Animal and Plant health […]

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