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National Bee Unit: Bee Health Days 2018

In the run up to the WBKA 75th event, workshops will be held at Llangollen in North Wales along with Bridgend and Monmouthshire in South Wales. They run from 2 – 5pm and are open to both association members and non-members. Contact the local association for details via http://www.wbka.com/member-associations/  or francis.gellatly@apha.gsi.gov.uk

Date

Host Beekeeper Association

Venue

Saturday 16th June

Bridgend

Coytrahen Community Centre CF32 9DW

Saturday 30th June

South Clwyd

St Collen’s Community Hall, Llangollen, LL20 8NU

Sunday 8th July

Gwent

Goytre Hall, NP4 0AW

Friday 13th July

WBKA

Aberystwyth University SY23 3FL

Sunday 15th July

WBKA

Aberystwyth University SY23 3FL

Page Last update 06/05/2018


'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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-43488461

Last Page Update 26/03/2018


 

Defra – Survey 2018 – Queen Replacement Practices: 

For more information and to participate before 17th April 2018

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

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/handling-skills-swansea-tickets-39303218986?ref=wpwidget

All courses are shown here https://national-diploma-beekeeping.org/front-page/short-courses/

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."

By Press Association and Phoebe Weston For Mailonline

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


Training Courses 2018

Please note that the WBKA does not endorse or recommend any particular Course, but please take a look at what's available …………. Read More

Manin Page Last update 08/03/2018