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ASIAN HORNET SPOTTED IN NEW MILTON!

On July 3rd, the NBU confirmed a sighting of an individual female Asian Hornet in New Milton, Hants, after it was reported by a member of the public. Based on visual examination, the hornet is likely to be a queen. Follow this link for full details: www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-identified-in-south-hampshire All beekeepers are advised

Training courses – Hurry! Get in early for 2020!

Hugely popular, our Beginners Course is perfect for both non-beekeepers who are looking to become beekeepers and those who started with their first colony during the last twelve months without having completed a course. It runs for seven weeks, with each evening class covering a different aspect of beekeeping from

How Honeybees Get Their Jobs – Explained

An  extremely interesting feature from the people at National Geographic explains how, with brains the size of sesame seeds, honeybees have to work together in different capacitoes to maintain a healthy hive Follow this link: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/03/honey-bee-job-queen-hive-animals/

‘Lost’ Giant bee spotted…..

The world's biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee - which is as long as an adult's thumb - was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a single live female, which they photographed and filmed. Known as Wallace's giant

A Problem we thankfully haven’t got!

Have a look at the short videos below - put's our woodpecker problems into perspective....... Video 1Download Video 2Download With thanks to Eric Low for use of these videos.

BBKA December 2018 Newsletter

Follow this link to read all the latest from the BBKA   https://sna.etapestry.com/prod/viewEmailAsPage.do?databaseId=BritishBeeKeepers&jobRef=10352.0.36039712&key=

Beekeeping Beginners Course 2019

Our Beginners Course is perfect for both non-beekeepers who are looking to become beekeepers and those who started with their first colony during the last twelve months without having completed a course. It runs for seven weeks from Thursday 21st March to Thursday 2nd May 2019, starting at 7:30pm. Each evening

BIBBA – Sustainable Bees and Queens

There is growing concern amongst beekeepers of all abilities and experience about the ever-increasing importation of bees and queens. This is on several grounds, including the possibilities of introducing pests, diseases and pathogens, aggression in subsequent generations and the unsuitability to our fickle climate. Defra has recently conducted a Queen Replacement

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