The excellent newsletter by Margaret is now available and can be accessed below!
I have also attached Septembers for the archive as apparently I didn't put it on the website last month!
All the best Francis (on behald of Margaret)
Please find the latest newsletter from Margaret! Enjoy, hope you are all well!
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I hope you and your members are well and safe, and that this summer’s weather and forage is being kind to your bees. We’re leaving ours to their own devices and have invested in a Burco Boiler for the post- extraction clean up.
I’m contacting you for two reasons. One, to say that your ADM propositions are welcome by 23 October. We’re refreshing the BBKA strategy at present and your proposals to support the Charitable objects of BBKA would be welcome to take the BBKA forward
BBKA purpose: to promote and further the craft of beekeeping and to advance the education of the public in the importance of bees in the environment.
If you’d like to get in touch about anything related to this, do get in touch.
Second, as COVID 19 continues to have an impact on our meetings and training, I’d like to remind you about the BBKA Special Editions which cover a range of topics. They are a useful resource to tell your members about and cost between £4 and £10. New editions are: Colony Management; Honey; Integrated Pest Management, and Mead Making. These join others in the series, including Queen Rearing, Swarming, Flower Families for Forage and many others. The BBKA website shop has more details:
I’m sorry I haven’t met you at meetings or at any of the Shows this year. Please do get in touch if I can assist you with anything BBKA-related.
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Latest newsletter is now available and is available by clicking here!
As always, if you have an idea for a story, or some news, or you are new and want to say hi, or anything then please get in touch!
Please see below from National Bee Unit which you may find interesting:
Three excellent presentations have been released from our lab, a joint venture called Fera Science.
All topical subjects and I think you will find them interesting.
I’d be grateful if you would circulate the links throughout your Association and promote by way of your newsletters, and by any other means you have
June 2020 - New Presentations Online
The National Bee Unit is pleased to share a range of presentations created by Fera Science Ltd. presented by Kirsty Stainton on;
Asian Hornet Biology
Asian Hornet Genetics
The presentations can be found on BeeBases pages on Asian hornet and Foulbrood.
Please do contact us with your feedback.
Regional Bee Inspector, Western England
(covering Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire)
National Bee Unit
Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)
Dear Fellow Members.
On behalf of the Training Apiary sub- committee- Dave, Sam. Bob, Hamish and myself-I cannot tell you how pleased we are, to be able report that work on the Training Apiary actually started today.
After successfully obtaining Planning Permission and raising sufficient funds to get started, we were then faced with the wettest winter in living memory when the site became a quagmire. Then, when the site dried out along came Covid 19 and our contractor went into lockdown.
Thankfully all that is behind us. The site has been mown, the hedge trimmed and Taberner Plant-our contractors- have made a an excellent start on constructing the access road to our compound.
I don’t want to tempt fate, but it should not be too long now before we have a functioning Training Apiary.
From Dave Coates
3Weeks today since my second opp and I am pleased say everything is going according to plan.
I now have this years price list for honey jars, which is as follows.
1lb round honey jars with gold screw top lids. Box of 72. £23-50
1/2lb round honey jars with gold twist off lids. Box of 128. £33-50
1lb. Gold lids only screw top Box of. 144 £15-75
These prices are good as long as we buy 35 mixed boxes which is a pallet ,other years we have had no problem reaching that figure.
If you would like to contact me either by email email@example.com Or telephone 01283 713603 let me know what you would like to order and I can book you in .
The closing date is Tuesday 23 June .
The orders are for full boxes only I cannot do splits ,that doesn't mean to say you can't split with another member. If any of you want a split let me know when you order and I can pass it on to other like minded members.
Kind Regards, Dave
PLEASE REPLY TO DAVE NOT FRANCIS!
From Kathy Warren CDBKA:
I am sorry to tell you that after a long illness, one of our long-standing members, Geoff Matthews, has sadly passed away today.
I obviously have no further details just yet of any arrangements etc but will let you know once I do.
Please could you let any of your members who knew him know his sad news.
Kathy Warren Secretary CDBKA