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Friends of the Bees

Buckfast Bee Camp

Buckfast, Devon
July 18-20 2014


This is a low-cost opportunity to meet up with other beekeepers and talk bees for a whole weekend! Turn up Friday afternoon, pitch your tent (or check into your B&B) and get ready for some fun in our big marquee, which will be available all weekend for informal chats as well more 'organized' items - if that's what you want.

We will set an (approximate) agenda early Friday evening, so if you have something to offer by way of a talk, demonstration or discussion topic, you can book yourself a slot during that session.

We have kept the entry cost as low as possible, to make it affordable for everyone. Just £30 for the weekend, with free on-site camping, light refreshments throughout and a tour of the Buckfast apiary conducted by the Head Beekeeper, Clare Densley. Children (12+) are welcome if accompanied by an adult, with a reduced price of £20 for the weekend. For locals, a day ticket (payable on site only) for Saturday only is available at £12 (£8 for children).

There will be an evening bar and food will be available on-site at modest extra cost. We will provide a barbecue, a pizza oven and a fire in the evening so you can cook your own food if you prefer.

Local facilities (including Buckfast Abbey) are within walking distance and hotel/B&B accommodation is available nearby. Dartmoor, and the historic towns of Totnes and Ashburton are a short drive away. This should be a great weekend - be sure to BOOK NOW to reserve your place!


Pay here - and be sure to send in the booking form with your receipt number!


If you are in the North, you may like to come to the Northern Gathering at Brinscall Hall, Chorley, Lancashire, August 16-17 - BOOK HERE

© 2016 Phil Chandler    Friends of the Bees
Buckfast Bee Camp 2014