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Subspiecies of Honey Bee. Apis mellifera Carnica

The Latin name of this amazing bee is Apis mellifera carnica. It is a subspecies of the western honey bee, first described by Pollmann in 1879.

Art Exhibition "Contested Space"

It is a well-known fact that beekeepers are amongst the most amazing and interesting personalities we are likely to meet during our lifetime. That is probably why we are choosing to keep bees which is already extraordinary and pretty unusual hobby. Outside the beekeeping world many of us have stories to tell, have passions to share, to make our lives more rich and beautiful...

The National Honey Show

This year The National Honey Show once again is returning to Sandown Park . The new venue means there's plenty of space to enjoy the fantastic display of all the classes including honey, wax, mead, photography and many others in the main Surrey hall, with the Traders next door in the same hall.

The Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers’ Associations - Beekeepers' Day 2017

The Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers Associations’ Beekeepers Day is for many of us the beginning of the beekeeping year/season when we can gather to talk about bees and beekeeping. This year’s annual meeting will be hosted by Ealing and District Beekeepers’ Association, on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Holy Trinity Church,Suez Avenue,off Medway Drive, Perivale, Middlesex, UB6 8LN.
There will be three very interesting lectures given by Dr Martin Bencsik, Clive de Bruyn NDB and Bob Smith NDB followed by the Annual General Meeting of The Federation.

For more information and directions please see the attached file below:

National Bee Unit South Eastern Region Annual Report 2016

In summer 2016 the South East Region welcomed two new Seasonal Bee Inspectors to the team, Hilary Hayward and Mark Patterson. Hilary has been looking after the beekeepers of West Sussex, and Mark commenced work in the Greater London area, south of the river. Adjustment of other inspecting areas meant north of the Thames is now covered by Brian Mc Callum, whilst Kent and East Sussex have been ably managed by Kay Wreford and Michael Cooper.

Federation Workshop - Queen Rearing Sunday 12 March 2017. 2pm-6pm

 

 

If you are interested in methods in which queen bees are raised, we would like to reccomend a very useful and fascinating course run by The Federation of Middlesex Beekepers.

 

The BBKA Basic Beekeeping Assessment

The BBKA Basic Assessment is the simplest qualification in beekeeping. It is designed to show a level of competence in the basic skills and knowledge of the craft. Acquiring the qualification can be really important if you want to keep bees on an Association apiary or on a local authority allotment site.

Beekeeping Beginners Course 2017

The HBKA Beginners Course starts on 25th of March and runs for two weekends. These are held in our Hatch End Apiary where you will lern about and how to handle bees under guidance of our very experienced tutors.

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