Category Archive: Beekeeping News

News of interest to Beekeepers and those interested in the world of Bees.

Nov 01

Tavistock Beekeepers AGM

Hello Beekeepers! Your are cordially invited to this years Tea, Cake and Honey tasting, with an AGM; and this will be held at the Parish Rooms, Tavistock​; 7.30 pm Wednesday 15th November 2017. We hope you can find the time to attend and help your branch continue its beekeeping activities for next year! David Painter Chairman …

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Oct 25

2018 Membership – Update your membership early PLEASE!

Hello Beekeepers! the new membership form for 2018 has been published and is on the website HERE PLEASE update your membership as soon as possible as this really helps our Treasurer keep ahead of the paperwork and provide you with your beekeeping insurance for next year, an essential! The Tavistock AGM is on the 15th …

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Sep 28

UPDATE – Asian Hornet sightings Devon

Hello Beekeepers! There has been NO confirmation of sighting of Asian Hornet other than the one event at Woolacombe, North Devon this year. Officially the NNS and NBU have provided no further information on other sightings in Plymouth, Brentor or other U.K locations. We hope they will publish a round-up of their efforts when they consider …

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Sep 26

UPDATE!!–Asian Hornet confirmed in Devon

  Hello Beekeepers, we have unfortunately received notice from the BBKA that the NBU have a CONFIRMED siting of Asian Hornet in Wollacoombe in Devon. – WebBee  🙁 “The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian Hornet at an apiary near Woolacombe in Devon. Work to identify, destroy and remove any nests …

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Sep 14

And another one!

Hello Beekeepers, another Hornets nest has been found on Jersey, full details can be found HERE “So far this year seven nests have been found. These comprise three secondary nests (the two discovered this week and another at Archirondel), as well as four primary nests – one near Fliquet, one in a beehive in St …

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Sep 10

Channel Isles Hornet nest

Hello Beekeepers! Here is the latest news on the Asian Hornet front! The channel isles are being vigilant and have successfully destroyed another nest at Tortival on Guernsey. Our thanks go to all our Beekeeping friends on the Channel Islands, keep up the good work! – WebBee Please click here to download if it does …

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Aug 14

Tavistock Extraction Day

Honey Extraction Day At Lewdown Victory Hall, EX20 4DP On Saturday 19th August from 11.00am Suitable for those who have small amounts of honey  or a bit more! Or anyone with a general interest in the process, If you wish to attend, Please contact Roy Stacey 01566 783267 or email him on  roystacey3@gmail.com  >>>>>Bring and …

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Aug 14

Check your bees FEED STATUS!

Check your bees have enough feed! Hello beekeepers, It is the time of year when the beekeeper looks towards the end of the season and the bees should be working for themselves after the beekeeper has taken off the honey. However due to this years intermittent weather and the early start of the summering flowers; that …

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Mar 29

Asian Hornet watch APP launched!

Hello Beekeepers! A new informational mobile application has been produced By FERA and the BRC to record possible Asian Hornet sightings has been developed, more details HERE It is both compatible with Android and Apple devices, and it is strongly suggested you download and have this available to help provide information to members of the public …

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Mar 20

Asian Hornet trap comparison

Hello Beekeepers! If you are interested about developing your own Asian Hornet traps you might find this interesting? Here is a comparison of differing Asian hornet trap designs carried out by the French Agricultural Research Group (INRA), the conclusion seems to be a wide deep funnel with the addition of talc gives the best capture ratio. …

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