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Monitored Asian Hornet Trap Sites

21 current locations of daily monitored Asian Hornet Traps by North Somerset Beekeepers.

Note the purple marker denotes daily monitoring of 4 traps Note the green marker denotes monitoring on alternate days Note the 4 blue markers denotes weekly monitored traps at out apiaries (one of which is the North Somerset Beekeepers Apiary).

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IMPORTANT AND VITAL: MONITOR THE ASIAN HORNET IN NORTH SOMERSET – WE NEED YOUR POST CODE

STOP PRESS: We organised a workshop at Tickenham Village Hall on Tuesday 18 April and made over 15 Asian Hornet traps. When you hang your trap up (in your garden or in your apiary), please send me: e-mail ja.banks1@btinternet.com, your post code. We intend to place the post codes on a map of our District […]

Swarms and swarm collectors

Hi All,

Those that would like to be included in the swarm collectors list or require a swarm this year please send me a WhatsApp request to “Swarm Collectors”, or text me on 07 847 015 155 (you will need a smartphone).

Those requiring swarms should note that they are usually collected from the site […]

New Scientist article on Clever Little Bees

Please use the following link to view the New Scientist article on bee intelligence: Clever Little Bees

 

Honey on Burns’ Night

On 25th January twenty three beekeepers gathered together on a very cold evening at Kenn Village Hall. Stephen Brain was running a course on honey and how to calibrate and use a refractometer.

The first part of the talk was about what the properties of honey are and what substances it contains. Stephen then explained […]

AGM – 19 November 2016 – Churchill Memorial Hall – 2pm

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Members

You are invited to attend the branch Annual General Meeting which will be held at Churchill Memorial Hall, Churchill at 2pm on 19th November 2016. AGM papers can be obtained on this link: AGMPapers. The North Somerset Beekeepers’ accounts for the year ending 31 […]

Newsletter – Issue 75 October 2016

Sadly Jan Davis has decided to give up editing the branch newsletter after 16 years. That is some achievement and she has performed wonders with our little snippets of news in producing regular attractive and informative publications. For her swansong she has produced not one but two newsletters! The second is full of photos and […]

WOULD YOU LIKE TO STUDY FOR MODULE 1 HONEY BEE MANAGEMENT?

I’ve been approached by a couple of branch members who expressed an interest in taking one of the modules. I have suggested that Module 1 (Honey bee Management) is a good one to start with. Details can be found at:

http://www.bbka.org.uk/files/library/module_1_syllabus_1377545533.pdf

The self study groups make their own arrangements, follow the syllabus, study as a […]

ASIAN HORNET

Vespa velutina or the Asian hornet, also known as the yellow legged hornet, is native to Asia and was confirmed for the first time in Lot-et-Garonne in the South West of France in 2004. It was thought to have been imported in a consignment of pottery from China and it quickly established and spread to […]

BeeConnected – Spray Liaison

A new web-based crop spray alerting system, BeeConnected, linking farmers and beekeepers, has gone live across the UK.

A new web­based crop spray alerting system, BeeConnected, linking farmers and beekeepers, has gone live across the UK.

The BBKA’s Tim Lovett told Radio 4s Farming Today “ It’s ironic that the ban on neonicotinoid pesticides has […]