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Posted on 19 October 2020 | 12:00 am
Please find the latest Covid-19 beekeeping guidance. The update includes separate links to the current Public Health Guidance for England, Wales and Scotland.
If you have any queries please contact:
For England: BeeHealth.Info@defra.gov.uk
For Wales: HoneyBeeHealth@gov.wales / GwenynMelIach@llyw.cymru
For Scotland: Bees_Mailbox@gov.scot
Posted on 15 September 2020 | 12:00 am
An Asian hornet nest in an apple tree was killed near Gosport, Hampshire on Friday 11th September. The nest was small, approximately 20cm in diameter and monitoring will continue in the area.
Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page on BeeBase and on Defra's 2020 Asian Hornet sightings page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560
Please report sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for Iphone and Android.
Posted on 30 October 2020 | 1:13 pm
Woodland, hedgerows, meadows and verges have been disappearing at an alarming rate and parts of the countryside are now green deserts with very few wild flowers so bees need your help! You can help the bees, all the bees, honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees, by planting more flowers for them to feed on. It doesn't matter if your garden is a balcony, allotment, window box, pots and tubs or a swathe of green open space; with a bit of thought pollinators can benefit from a banquet of pollen and nectar right throughout the year. Choose plants with single, open flowers for easy access to the pollen and nectar. Top Ten flowers you should plant to attract honey bees: Hellebore species and hybrids Helleborus species are tolerant of most conditions, they prefer moist, well drained alkaline soil in dappled shade. Salvia species Salvias are sun-loving plants and good drainage is essential. They look very striking in a mixed b...
Posted on 26 October 2020 | 2:26 pm
The National honey show 2020 is a virtual exhibition this year. Visit the National Honey Show site to find out more YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHbDgKpWEuU YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nC_CJfoOMM
Posted on 20 October 2020 | 2:18 pm
Enhance your association activities and extend your educational programme by booking a speaker. Tips for looking after your speakers: Make contact with potential speakers well in advance, many are booked up to a year ahead. Send your speaker a reminder a week or so before, with clear directions and map on how to find the venue. Check your speaker's equipment needs. If your speaker is travelling a long distance, be prepared to provide accommodation/ dinner costs. Provide a parking space as close to the venue as possible. Don't forget to send a note of thanks. Speakers' Directory