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NBU Alert – Autumn Preparation

Message from the National Bee Unit:-

We have received reports from our Appointed Bee Inspectors that many colonies are showing signs of high Varroa infestations and consequently bee deformities.

If you have not already done so, it may be worthwhile to treat your colony with a registered varroacide. When administering a treatment, please use a […]

Success at Bristol Honey Festival

Blagdon and Clevedon member David Capon enjoyed a successful weekend at the Bristol Honey Festival, held at The University of Bristol Botanic Garden this weekend.

David won four first prizes; in classes for soft set honey, frame for extraction, blocks of beeswax and honey fudge, and third prize for his honey cake.

In addition David’s […]

Winscombe Michaelmas Fair Reminder

Those wishing to sell their honey at the show can ONLY do this if they have entered honey into the show for judging. Please drop your honey off in good time before the show begins. Honey for sale should be identifiable, labelling must conform to suggested standards, it should be safely packaged […]

Bee Disease Event Report

 

Bee Disease Day

Sponsored by Bee Disease Insurance Ltd

On Saturday 28th June a group of nearly 50 beekeepers from across the region assembled at Winscombe Community Centre for a day’s training on bee disease recognition and treatment.

The event was hosted […]

Got Queens?

One of our members is looking to buy a queen.

If you are combining and have a spare, don’t pop her head, get in touch!

Contact the site via “enquiries” here and we’ll pass your details on

Beekeeping Year – September

Here’s what you should be doing this month:-

Feed colonies that need it Reduce to planned number of colonies Prepare for Honey shows Expect more nectar flows Reduce inspections to fortnightly Expect reduction in colony size and brood area

* Remove Apiguard trays

(Reproduced from “The Beekeeping Year” by Ivor Davis on the ABKA website)

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