Quiz, Mead and Mince Pies

Come and join in a fun quiz on December 8th, share a glass of mead and a mince pie.
Note the change of date from the originally planned following Sunday.

Oxalic acid also available for varroa treatment, 50p per colony bring a labelled plastic container about 50 ml/colony.

Honey Survey Results 2013

National Honey Show
The national BBKA survey press release (pdf) is on their website. South East Regional Bee Inspector Alan Byham has circulated his survey results (pdf) to Beebase registered beekeepers.

Annual Honey Surveys

honey bears

Any honey this year? Surveys track yields and prices for honey year by year, two relevant for the South East of England are the national BBKA survey and the annual survey by the NBU regional bee inspector, Alan Byham. 

More than Honey - a film

more than honey

Ealing Transition Community Bee Project and Ealing FotE are hosting a film showing: ‘More than Honey’ is a film by Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof about honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia, from small family beekeepers to industrialized honey farms.

Asian Hornet reports - Updated


The NBU has stated that previous reports of the Asian Hornet (Vespa Velutina) in Kent on investigation were the much less aggressive European Hornet (Vespa Crabro). The NBU photo above shows the distinguishing features iof the Asian hornet which has a velvety body, yellow legs and a single yellow band on the abdomen.