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…

Upcoming event- Sat May 5th 2018 SBDI Chris Appleby

Event– Apiary Meeting Time 14.00-16.00 prompt start. Location Avenue Bowling , Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Contact Barbara Keating – chair.tynesidebees@gmail.com Details Chris Appleby, the Seasonal Bee Diseases Inspector,  will be doing a health check on our two colonies. He also has permission to make this a training session, so even if you are experienced it’s worth…

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…