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We have added two new video to the Members area – the Bees Abroad talk by Nicola Bradbear from 22 January 2021 and the talk on Queen Rearing by Ged Marshall on 12th February 2021.
We have added a short video by Andy Pedley to our video collection in the members area.
The video is on how to treat bees for varroa destructor using Oxalic acid, primarily by the trickle method.
If you’ve not treated you bees using Oxalic acid Andy’s video takes you through all the key steps.
Andy Pedley’s talk, given on 20th November 2020, is now available in the Members Area.
The video of the Zoom talk is now available to watch in the Members Area
The recording of George McGavins talk, on The BioSur Foundation in Costa Rica, is now available in the Members Area.
We now have the ability to host videos on this website.
Our first video is of the Honey Show 2020 Awards ceremony. This was of course held virtually and the video is a recording of the Zoom session.
It can be found on the home page of the Members Area. Enjoy!
And more videos are on the way.
The results of the 2020 Honey Show, that were awarded tonight, 08 November 2020, are available in the Members Area.
For a bit more information and some lovely photos see the OBKA Honey Show 2020 page.
If you missed our first Winter Talk there is a report in the Members Area by our Secretary, Richard Stansfield.
Don’t miss the next next session, details are in the Events calendar.
Well, to be precise, we sponsored a beeswax wrap demo:
If you have registered your bees on BeeBase you will have received their email with the latest Covid-19 beekeeping guidance.
If not then
(a) Why not – register your bees immediately on beebase, and
(b) Here is their guidance, as a downloadable .PDF : COVID-19_and_Beekeeping_-_GB_Update_October_2020.pdf
We are pleased to announce that we have been able to carry out some training for new beekeepers at our Training Apiary at Marlborough School.
In line with Covid-19 guidance we are limiting the number of people at the Training Apiary to 6 people – 4 students and 2 tutors. We also require students and tutors to wear facemasks when working closely around a hive.
For further information please contact email@example.com
We have become aware of a number of incidents of European foulbrood in West Oxfordshire, centred on Burford. The latest information from BeeBase may be found here:
We suggest you pay particular attention to monitoring for EFB at your next inspection and review your hygiene protocols to ensure you don’t make the problem worse.
If you have any concerns about the health of one of you colonies please contact our seasonal bee inspector, Mark Lynch.