© 2017 by Dartmoor Accommodation, photography courtesy of Jill Pendleton

Rosemary Cottage

North Bovey


TQ13 8RA


Tel: 01647 440322

Mobile: 07974 270863

Starting off


Advice on location of the hives, how to ensure your bees have a good source of nectar and pollen, bee management and getting the best out of your bees can be tricky for new apiarists. A visit from Peter with friendly advice at this early stage, may save you a few teething problems.



Seasonal care, feeding issues and the weather fluctuate from month to month and it is often the case that no two years are alike for apiarists. These changing conditions will effect your bees. Peter offers sound advice at any stage. Maybe a telephone call is all that is needed. Chat to Peter for up to half an hour for just £12*

Please note that we have had to introduce this billing system as at some times in the year Peter can spend the whole evening on the phone.

Specialist Concerns


The long term success of any hive will depend on attentive management. The Queen especially needs cosseting. Her well-being is supremely important.

Viruses have changed the world of beekeeping in the last few years. Sometimes a site inspection is required, and Peter does understand the importance of rapid first aid.

He is currently working alongside one of the leading scientists at Exeter University aiming to understand how flexible insects can be in responding to environmental changes and how animals use different types of visual, olfactory and tactile information to behave intelligently.

Other Services


Home visit £40 for up to 2 hours plus travelling expenses at sensible rates if journey time more than 15 minutes.

Would you like a hive to come and pollinate your fruit garden or orchard? Telephone Peter to enquire about a hive being brought to you to pollinate every flowering bud in the garden.

Swarms captured and transported. Same day visit in Devon £40 - £55 depending on distance to travel. Sometime from the end of April to late July there may be several swarms to deal with in any one day, and each swarm has to be fed and re-housed.

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