I'm happy to report a clean bill of health from the NBU bee inspector today, all hives at all four apiaries were checked by the bee inspector.
My Asian Hornet monitoring traps have been re-filled. Have you got your traps out?
News from our colleagues in jersey. The first Asian Hornet Queen of 2020 has been found, thanks to a report by a member of the public in St.Brelade area of the island. This is a reminder that it will shortly be time to deploy our monitoring traps. More so around the Christchurch area. This time … Continue reading The first Asian Hornet Queen of 2020
Draft clauses for the first Environment Bill for 20 years have been published by the Environment Secretary, Michael Gove Published 19 December 2018 From: Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Today the Environment Secretary published draft clauses on environmental principles and governance to be included in an … Continue reading New environment protections set out in flagship bill
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
15th October 2018 It's just been confirmed that two Asian Hornets have been found in Dungeness in Kent over the weekend. One was on ivy in someone's garden and the other was found at the Dungeness Bird Observatory. Members of the Animal and Plant Health Agency have visited the sites to collect the hornets and … Continue reading 2 Asian Hornets found in 2 days at Dungeness in Kent
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
The latest updates on Asian hornet sightings in the UK in 2018. Published 28 September 2018 Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Animal and Plant Health Agency The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) is a species of hornet which is not native to the UK. It is smaller than our native hornet and poses … Continue reading Asian hornet: UK sightings in 2018
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
The National Bee Unit has located and destroyed a second Asian hornet nest in Fowey, Cornwall. The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet and poses no greater risk to human health than a bee. However, they do pose a risk to honey bees. Investigation work by the National Bee Unit has continued in … Continue reading Asian hornet: Second Fowey nest destroyed