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Summer Forager Published!

The new Summer edition of the Forager has been released. Thanks to Anna Surgenor, our new Editor for her sterling efforts in publishing, finely balanced with producing a spring addition to her family!

Win a pollinator facelift for your local area

Hurry: closing date 30th May 2013. Have you got a patch of unloved overgrown land in your local area? Want to transform it into a haven for bees, butterflies and your local community?

Plan Bee & Plantlife are giving seven areas the chance to win a facelift and be planted with pollinator-friendly flowers, to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators.*

Spring Forager Published

At last the new edition of the Forager is published.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.


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