On The Trail of the American Honeybee

Beekeepers may be interested in a BBC broadcast that is to happen on Tuesday 26th March at 11am on Radio 4.

For more details click here. It will also be available for playing again through the BBC iPlayer if you don't manage to listen to it live.

Starvation Risk, March 2013

 FERA have set a circular reminding beekeepers that continued bad weather could mean colonies running out of food. the full release is on the Beebase website. Around London, the snow has been lighter than elsewhere, but the temperature is barely above freezing.

No bees today

No bees out today.

Wax Workshop Runs Again

Bill, Doreen, Moira and Judy once again have got together to organise another Wax Workshop, for 20th July. So book early as places are being snapped up.

For more details click here. See what happened last time by clicking here.

Microscope Day

February training day at the HBKA apiary allowed many members to get some experience using microscopes and preparing samples. Checking for nosema spores and dissecting to diagnose acarine infection were the main activities.

Microscope Day

Farming Today - Neonicotinoids

Managed to catch this update from Farming Today on BBC.

Really odd the NFU Bee Representative was very much on the fence. Clearly they don't want knee-jerk reaction but a real sense that they want to keep using these chemicals because they reckon that their yields will drop. Good news is that B&Q is withdrawing the pesticide.