BBKA Queen Rearing Courses

Details of a number of Queen Rearing courses being run by the BBKA in 4 locations across the Country from August to September are in the Member’s area.

Asian Hornet Queen found in Hampshire

3 July 2019

The first Asian Hornet of 2019 on UK mainland has been found in New Milton in Hampshire close to the New Forest. The Department of Environment, Food, & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) issued a press release saying it was spotted by an eagle-eyed member of the public, is thought to be a Queen and that inspectors are now in the area looking for a nest.

For further details see the BBKA Website.

OBKA Training Courses

See the Members section for details of some potential training courses that Mark Blanchette is proposing to run if there is enough interest.

Beekeeping superhero wanted!

A nursery near Reading is looking for a beekeeper to talk to their 3+ year-old’s about beekeeping. See the Classifieds section for full details.

Potential Apiary Sites

We have a number of potential apiary sites being ‘advertised’ in the Classifieds section of the member’s Area – click on this link to see them (member’s password required for access).

Queen raising course Sherbourne 12-13 June

Please see the Events Calendar for further details

New Classifieds section in Member’s area

See the new Classified’s section in the Members area for details of potential apiary sites and equipment for sale.

2019 AGM Minutes in Members area

The minutes of the 2019 AGM are now available in the Members area.

Downsizing apiary sale

Andrew Harper is downsizing his apiary and has some national brood and supers for sale, with mostly drawn frames. For more details see the members area.

Beware – Bee Rustlers in Oxfordshire

22 March 2019

One of our members has had a hive (including brood box, 3 supers, the roof and stand) stolen from their out-apiary near Lower Heyford within the last week. The out-apiary was behind a locked gate.