Links

DDBKA Apiary Wednesdays [NEW]
We now have a blog - access it at: https://eythornebees.wordpress.com/
See Dick's reports of what's been going on and anything special planned every week.
And do check the blog before you plan to come on a Wednesday, after 3pm, especially if poor weather looks likely to cause the session to be cancelled.

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British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA)
http://www.bbka.org.uk/
 
Bee Diseases Insurance Ltd (BDI)
http://www.beediseasesinsurance.co.uk/
 
Kent Beekeepers' Association
http://www.kentbee.com/

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National Honey Show Lectures:
Many of the lecture videos from the 2016 National Honey Show can be accessed at: http://www.honeyshow.co.uk/lecture-videos.php
The lectures are a mine of information and I note that the videos from 2015 and 2014 are also included. Well worth a look.


BEES AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT

Bee Equipment Ltd (previously Mann Lake)
Patrick K Murfet
Address: The Pack House, Highland Court Farm, Off Coldharbour Lane, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent CT4 5HW
Telephone: 01227 833807

Major Bee Hives  - Beekeeping equipment suppliers based in Sandwich
Address: Unit 5, Building 5, Sandwich Industrial Estate, CT13 9LY
Email: mail@majorbeehives.co.uk
Website: www.majorbeehives.co.uk
Mobile: 07742 113169 (please leave message if no answer)
Opening times:  Monday  and Thursday 5-7pm  or by arrangement


Bees4U - Queens, Nucs and private lessons
Website: www.bees4U.co.uk

E.H.Thorne
Mail order or collect from a branch - see https://www.thorne.co.uk/branches
Website: https://www.thorne.co.uk/
Telephone: 01 673 858 555
Address: EH Thorne (Beehives) Ltd, Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, LN8 5NJ


BARGAIN HONEY JARS - AVAILABLE TO CURRENT MEMBERS ONLY
Our Association has round, lidded honey jars available only to members at cost price:
1lb jars - £20 for 72
12oz jars - £24 for 72
8oz jars - £29 for 128 [note the small price increase from 2016]
Gold screw lids for 1 lb and 8oz jars - £1.50 for 12
Contact Jill Rolfe 01304 830263 [evenings only]


FRAGILE PLANET
DDBKA has been enrolled into this company’s discount scheme. You will now be entitled to 10% off prices of their equipment [not bees] if you quote our code.
This deal applies to phone orders only and the code must be stated before payment.
Only BBKA registered members are eligible, and to get the code you must
contact the.harrowells@btinternet.com

WASPS NEST REMOVAL
If you have a problem with wasps, try:
WaspBusters Pest Control; Tel: 01304 372651 for a local service, based in Deal; or
Dean Godsell at KPN Wasp Nest Removal - see www.wasp-nest-removal.com 

SWARMS
If you would like to give a home to a swarm and need to go on our swarm list,
contact Maggie at the.harrowells@btinternet.com.


BEEBASE
Free, confidential database which acts as invaluable source of information, particularly on disease levels across UK, disease identification and honey survey results. All beekeepers should register.

Other Local Beekeepers Associations:
Canterbury Beekeepers
Thanet Beekeepers
Whitstable & Herne Bay Beekeepers

Charity Support for Bees
Join Easyfundraising and make loads of extra money for BBKA while shopping online without paying a penny!http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/panel/

Bees Abroad
Roy Dyche's Ugandan Charity Project.
Click on the link above to find out more.

BEE FACTS:
Microscopy Expert Graham Royle

THE HONEY BUSINESS
An interesting edition of BBC4's The Food Programme about honey production. Listen here while still available: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b014m76w