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Equipment and Suppliers

Devon Beekeepers' Association does not endorse any of the suppliers listed below, although members have found many of them to be excellent.

Many Branches keep a limited supply of items such as varroa mesh, wax foundation, Apiguard and Oxalic acid; some also keep specialist beekeeping equipment such as honey extractors, which can be hired for a nominal sum. Contact your local secretary for details (click here).


Beekeepers protective clothing (& repairs)

1 Glyn Way, Threemilestone, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 6DT

Tel: 01872 273693


The Bee Shop

Quality Beekeeper Clothing at Affordable Prices

Full Suits, Smocks & Veils - White, Coloured & Camouflage

Sizes - Infant to XXXL

Full beekeeper suit for under £50

and free postage from Wells, Somerset


Email: michaeljohnduckett@gmail.com 

Brunel Microscopes Ltd

Microscopes, accessories and information - everything for beekeeping microscopy

Unit2, Vincients Road, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN14 6NQ

Tel: 01249 462555



Caddon Hives


National & WBC Hives made from Cedar


  • 1 Apex roof
  • 1 Crown Board
  • Queen Excluder
  • 2 Super box
  • 1 Brood box (14 x 12 available)
  • 1 Open Mesh floor (WBC with feet)
  • 3 Lifts and porch (WBC only)
  • Bee escapes, mesh & inspection tray, entrance blocks all included

Call:01896 850249 or visit www.caddon-hives.co.uk


Ambrosia fondant and syrup to other beekeeping supplies


Heather Bell Cornish Honey Bees

Beehives, Bees, Bee Suits, Beekeeping Supplies

Discounts on suits available for DBKA members!

Tel: 01326 291000

Email: trelill@hotmail.com


Hembury Bee Supplies

Your local agent for beekeeping equipment of all kinds, including varroa treatments, frames and foundation

Phone John Harler on 01364 642517 or mobile 07769 878476

or e-mail to fire221@btinternet.com

Collections from 12 Hembury Park, Buckfast TQ11 0ES

JT Wirecloth

Stainless or galvanised wire for open mesh floors

60 Easington Road, Banbury, Oxon OX16 9HJ

Tel: 01295 272445



Maisemore Apiaries

Old Road, Maisemore, Gloucester, GL2 8HT

Tel: 01452 700289



Modern Beekeeping Ltd

Unit 15, Garden Mill Industrial Estate, Derby Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1SA

Tel: 01548 858747


South Hams Honey


National Bee Supplies

Merrivale Road, Exeter Road Industrial Estate, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1UD

tel: 01837 54084


Park Beekeeping Supplies

17 Blackheath, Business Centre, 78b Blackheath Hill, London SE10 8BA

Tel: 020 8694 9960


Thorne Ltd

E.H.Thorne (Beehives) Ltd, Beehive Works, Wragby, Market Rasen LN8 5LA

tel: 01 673 858 555

(Local distributer: Adams Home Hardware, 164, Fore St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3AT Tel: 01392 272877)


DBKA Store

Click here to buy online through the DBKA store

The smoker - enables the beekeeper to handle the bees more easily.

Photo by NAL Photo by NAL

The skep - by no means an essential piece of equipment, but useful for collecting swarms.

Which kind of hive to choose? There are so many to choose from! This Burgess Perfection (restored by Fred Salmons) is now obsolete.

From Beekeepiing Simplified
Photo by NAL

Advertisement for Burgess & Son Beekeeping Equipment in Exeter from 1915. For those who are not familiar with pre-decimal currency, hives were priced between 39p and £2.50!

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