"..The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet at an apiary near Woolacombe in Devon...."
Read more here: Gov.UK
"The aims of the Association are to encourage and develop the art and science of bee keeping through group meetings, practical out apiary events and educational support programmes in which members can participate and contribute."
My Apiary in June
1. Look for queen cells
2. Take off frames or super if capped
3. Monitor/treat for Varroa (MAQS?)
4. Replace old/poor queen. (Best done during a nectar flow)
For a helpful list and more see the newsletter....
Our annual programme consists of a diverse range of activities. Available in 'Members' Area' of the website.
We attend a number of shows, such as the Shrewsbury Flower Show, to promote public knowledge of bees and beekeeping.
The North Shropshire Beekeepers' Association maintains a list of members who offer swarm collection services.
David Domoney Published on Jun 1, 2018
At over 100 million years old, bees are one of the oldest living insects that can be found across the UK. With over 250 native species to be discovered, bees play a vital role in the pollination of the plants and flowers we love to grow.
Bees are essential to our life, but how much do we know about them? When we see a bee, do we imagine an animal that might harm us, or one that is helping to feed us?
Thermal imaging video of winter cluster of honeybees.
Published on 17.03.2018
FLIR T1030 camera, white as hot. Bees are setting down for the night and the external temperature is -4 Filmed as part of the Bees! Event at GNM Hancock Museum Newcastle on Tyne, 17.03.2018. Audio recording James Alan McAleer.
What's the Waggle Dance? And Why Do Honeybees Do It?
Published on May 20, 2016
Honeybees search high and wide for the best flowers. And when they find them, they go back to the hive and "tell" the other bees how to get there.