The Association funds and manages the bulk purchase of bee feed (Ambrosia Fondant and Syrup), long cuff nitrile gloves and jars to provide our members with the most cost-effective access to these supplies.
As we are unable to hold bulk stock of the supplies at the Apiary, when placing your order please indicate the number of boxes or containers that you would like to purchase. We will arrange that supplies ordered by a Friday will be available for collection at the University Apiary on the following Sunday.
During uplift of supplies or equipment, we ask that you remember to socially distance from others at the apiary. Face coverings are not mandatory outdoors.
These items MUST not be sold onto individuals who are not members of the Association, rather encourage them to join. The savings made are likely to cover the cost of DSBA membership!
For current prices and to place an order visit here. Details of how to pay will be on the invoice which will be sent to you by our Treasurer. We are unable to accept cash or cheque payments at the apiary.
Equipment to loan
We have a wax melter which is suitable for melting up to 15kgs of clean beeswax.
Please follow the instructions which will be provided and can also be downloaded here.
To borrow the wax melter submit a request here.
We have two radial extractors which are suitable for National super frames. Honey strainers and buckets are not provided.
We request that you return these items to the apiary on time and in working order so that we can pass them on to the next member.
A Varrox vaporiser is a specially designed applicator to sublimate Api-Bioxal crystals for control of varroa mites. The equipment runs off a 12V car battery which is also provided. The Api-Bioxal crystals and organic acid respirator mask are not provided.
The equipment is only available to members who have previously attended the Api-Bioxal sublimation demonstration at the apiary.
The Association facilitates the sale of local bees between members.
Nucleus colonies are normally available from May onwards each year, though this is entirely dictated by the weather.
Over-wintered and full colonies may also be available at various points during the season.
Note your interest here for the supply of local bees. You will be asked to supply the type of colony you are looking to purchase and the frame type you use.
When a suitable colony becomes available, you will be sent further information regarding specification of the colony, price, delivery/collection dates, and the option to accept or decline.