EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops

EU member states have voted by qualified majority to ban the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops. The vote follows a report from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which found that the pesticides posed a threat to many species of bees, no matter where or how they were used in the outdoor environment. … Continue reading EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops

EDBKA Practical Training

East Dorset Beekeepers Association (EDBKA) ran an outdoor practical training session at the association's apiary today, for new and aspiring beekeepers, and for members who are taking the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) basic assessment this year. Mark White, Chris Williams and myself lead the new-bee groups on opening and inspecting hives. There was also a … Continue reading EDBKA Practical Training