During the winter months we meet at the Parish Church Rooms, Tavistock PL19 9DA (see Google map below). The rooms are separate from the church and are located across the Plymouth Road, next to the Bedford Hotel.
The entrance to the rooms is located just behind the blue car in the photograph below.
Access to the Parish Rooms is via a path behind the car
Directions to the Parish rooms
Events through the year 2023
|TUESDAY 7th Nov 2023- Lynfa Davies - Bee Behaviour.||Lynfa Davies is a Master Beekeeper and holds a National Diploma in Beekeeping. As well as regularly writing articles for beekeeping magazines, she also teaches beekeeping courses with the Welsh Beekeeping Association and runs workshops at National conferences such as the BBKA Spring Convention, The Honey Show and BIBBA. Lynfa will be talking to Tavistock Beekeepers about how honeybees organise their lives and what we can learn just by watching the entrance to the hive.||Zoom link - This will be sent to all members prior to the talk.|
|WEDNESDAY 29th Nov 2023(AGM) Spots & Streamers - Hunting Asian Hornets in Jersey - Sarah Bunker.||Sarah is the author of The Asian Hornet Handbook and is currently working on its second edition. She will share the latest knowledge on this invasive species which is likely to become a major problem for beekeepers in England from next year. She will be joined by our own Kate, Helen and Angus who accompanied her to Jersey in September to learn how to track the hornets and trace their nests.||Zoom link - This will be sent to all members prior to the talk.|
|WEDNESDAY 13th December 2023 - |
John Walters naturalist and artist.
|John is a Devon based naturalist, entomologist, photographer and artist. He will share some of his amazing pictures and talk about the wildlife in our area.||Zoom link - This will be sent to all members prior to the talk|
|TUESDAY 9th Jan 2024 - Sarah Wyndham Lewis - Planting for our bees||Sarah Wyndham Lewis's bestselling book 'Planting for Honeybees' has just been joined by her newest title 'The Wild Bee Handbook.' As an ecologist she is deeply concerned not just with the lives of honeybees, but also their wild cousins, the bumblebees, solitary and stingless species which underpin biodiversity. Sarah will be talking to us about planting for bees as well as telling us a little about other native bee species.||Zoom link - This will be sent to all members prior to the talk|
|TUESDAY 6th Feb 2024- Wally Shaw - The Role of Swarm Control in Beekeeping.||Wally Shaw is a member of the Welsh Beekeepers Association and an extremely well respected beekeeper of many years. He is the author of “An Apiary Guide to Swarm Control” which is seen by many as the definitive swarm control manual. He will be talking to us about the pros and cons of swarm control. Not so much the nitty gritty of it (as this is well covered in his booklet) but the underlying principles of Swarm Management.||Zoom link - This will be sent to all members prior to the talk|