An Inspector Calls !

If you look closely you can see the logo on this bee suit says ‘National Bee Unit” http://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?sectionid=43 NBU delivers the bee health programme for DEFRA (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs). All beekeepers are encourage to sign up to BeeBase where they can keep hive inspection records, and (securely) let DEFRA know the location…

“3 rd Sundays” Apiary Meeting June 16th.

Come and meet “The Lady in Red”, with all her family. Hive inspections, subject to weather conditions. These meetings are very popular, so we might split the group into two to ensure beginners get hands on experience of handling bees. If you know you are allergic to insect stings please take an antihistamine beforehand, and…

Gardening for our bees.

Well, this was grand ! A bunch of lovely young volunteers from the Church of the Latterday Saints, who are in the UK for a few months, came along to do their usual Saltwell park tidy up. Once I managed to get them away from the charms of Mr Darcy and Casper, the Samoyeds, we…