'Virtually sting-proof' bee suit made after allergy concern
The Sentinel Pro 3D Bee Suit, created by Ian Roberts, is made from material thicker than the average bee sting.
The suit is being used by horticulture students at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in Carmarthenshire.
It will be launched at the Welsh Beekeepers' Association Convention at Llanelwedd on 24 March.
Last Page Update 26/03/2018
Defra – Survey 2018 – Queen Replacement Practices:
Last page update 18/03/2018
National Diploma in Beekeeping
A 2 day Handling Course in Swansea on 12/13th May.
Subsidised by Fera this is an excellent opportunity to improve your beekeeping skills with NDB qualified tutors.
(cost just £80 including lunch, both days).
For more information and to book, follow this link
Last page update 05/03/2018
"World’s most widely used pesticides are likely to face a total European
ban after watchdog confirms they DO harm bees."
Read more at the Daily Mail Online
Last page update 01/03/2018
New insights into the treatment of the Varroa mite
A new academic paper/study has recently been published through Nature early this winter. The paper discusses the results of using the Chemical Lithium chloride to assist the remove of the Varroa mite.
Read more at Academic Bee Studies
Last page update 11/02/2018
Bees' favourite plants revealed by Botanic Garden study
"National Botanic Garden of Wales research has revealed which plants bees choose for their pollen."
"Scientists investigated the species honey bees liked most during spring as part of efforts to protect the bees' environment and better understand their habits."
Source – BBC News
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