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OBKA Sponsors National Honey Show 2020

Well, to be precise, we sponsored a beeswax wrap demo:

 

OBKA Sponsors Beeswax wrap Demo National Honey Show 2020

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Latest Covid-19 Update from National Bee Unit

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

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OBKA Beekeeper training under Covid-19 restrictions

 

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  training@obka.org.uk

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European Foulbrood incidents in West Oxfordshire

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:

http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/public/BeeDiseases/efbReport.cfm

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.

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