BBKA – 2018 Honey Harvest is third bigger than last years

22 October 2018 The annual honey survey by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) shows honeybees survived the difficult climate this year and produced a crop of honey a third bigger than last years. The results show that the honey crop was, on average, just over 30lbs of honey per hive, or just under 14 kilos … Continue reading BBKA – 2018 Honey Harvest is third bigger than last years

Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum

Asian hornets have been seens across Britain in the last two years. Hornets are the largest members of the wasp family Vespidae and this predatory species could have a devastating impact on British honeybees. Dr Gavin Broad, a wasp expert at the Museum, explains why British beekeepers are concerned about the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), … Continue reading Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum

Asian Hornet nest confirmed in Hampshire

26th September 2018 - Asian Hornet Update A report of an Asian hornet sighting made on the 22/09/18 by a member of the public in New Alresford, Hampshire and was found the following day by the National Bee Unit. The nest has been destroyed and sent for laboratory examination. The NBU are also investigating a report of a single hornet on the south coast of Hampshire. … Continue reading Asian Hornet nest confirmed in Hampshire