Winter colony losses on Radio 4 Farming Today

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today had reports this week that weather conditions in the past year have increased losses of colonies this winter, 50% or more for some beekeepers.

Bee on apple blossom

March of the Beekeepers

Demonstration to lobby the UK Government to ban neonicotinoids, 26th April 10.30am - congregate at the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square

Improving Honey Bee Health - Consultation

Today sees the launch of the public consultation on the ‘Proposed changes to managing and controlling pests and diseases’, which can be found at the following link:

Sherlock Holmes & The Apprentice Beekeeper

Just to give all of us a feeling of the everyday the BBC have created some new Sherlock Holmes stories - the first of which involves a beekeeper.

Why not listen? Click here

Harrow in Leaf Quiz

The quiz will take place at the Leaf HQ West Harrow Allotments on 27th April 2013.
HBKA members and their families and friends usually make up a significant proportion of the contestants ! 
The cost is £10 to include a fish /chicken/veggie burger and chip supper.
Those who attended last year will be pleased to hear that Terry who was quiz master then as agreed to a repeat performance ...he made the quiz great fun.