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Thornes Beekeeping Sale Days

Our Autumn Sale Days will be held as usual this year.

5th September 10.00am to 1.00pm at Oakley Green Farm, Oakley Green, Nr Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4PZ 26th September 10.00am to 1.00pm at Chilbolton Down Farm, Chilbolton Down, Stockbridge, Hampshire, SO20 6BU 17th October from 10.00am at Beehive Business Park, Rand, Nr Wragby, Lincolnshire, LN8 […]

New Bee Equipment Supplier in Axbridge

A member of Burnham BKA has set up a supply shop. Price list g’s bees price list

Essential Items Purchase Scheme – Ambrosia Syrup and Bakers’ Fondant – August 2015

The aim is to provide a self funding scheme to enable Branch members to purchase commonly used essential Bee Keeping supplies at reduced costs using the power of bulk purchasing. We are offering to provide Ambrosia Syrup and Bakers’ Fondant.

Ambrosia Syrup is a liquid prepared food which comes very close to natural bee nutrition. […]

Midlands & South West Counties Convention 2015

The convention is taking place at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September. The Convention is an opportunity for your members to expand their beekeeping knowledge and skills and make new friends. All are welcome from beginners to experienced beekeepers. We have a fascinating range of lectures and workshops […]

Changes to Honey Legislation – England

It has been brought to my attention that the Honey (England) Regulations 2015 came into force on 24th June 2015, making Leaflet L010 obsolete. The wording of the regulations is clear, therefore to avoid repetition and reprint costs if future changes are made, the decision has been taken to withdraw Leaflet L010, both in hard […]

Ginny has a prolific queen

Ginny Gibbs says:-

“Thanks to Annabel and Rob taking over my colonies whilst my foot was broken I now have a prolific , but not really best tempered Queen from late 2014.

She has produced quantities of bees and honey this year AND not swarmy.

Please let everybody know so that she can be useful […]

Bee Gym Update

Please find attached the latest Bee Gym newsletter from Stuart Roweth, Bee Gyms can be ordered at a discount through our Essential Item Purchasing Scheme.

Essential Items Purchase Scheme – BeeGym, Chemical Varroa Treatment, Honey Jars – July 2015

The aim is to provide a self funding/non profit making scheme to enable Branch members to purchase commonly used essential Bee Keeping supplies at reduced costs using the power of bulk purchasing to further the craft of beekeeping whilst reducing our environmental footprint.

More details here


Beekeeping Research

I am a current undergraduate student in my final year at Durham University. I read Anthropology and for my dissertation I am conducting research into the practice of beekeeping.

I am conducting a research project into the cultural significance of beekeeping and the relationship between a man, his bees and the environment. In order to […]

CBeebies summer food event

BBC Learning is organising a 5 day event between 29th July and 2nd August, dedicated to promoting healthy eating and kitchen skills. The event is aimed at the CBeebies audience (0-6 year olds) and will look something like a mini festival with several stages and tents full of fun CBeebies themed activities, demonstrations and shows […]