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Beekeeping Course

The following dates have now been published for 2019. More dates will be added in early 2019. Date Course Location Price per person Spaces 6 July 2019 10am-4pm Introduction to Beekeeping Barn Farm Plants Upper Wardington, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 1SN £85 Book Now Booking Form

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Asian Hornet Update

The Asian hornet nest in Tetbury has been found and destroyed. The nest was found at the top of a 55 foot tall conifer tree. Inspectors from the National Bee Unit are continuing to monitor the area for Asian hornets alongside local beekeepers. However to date, no live hornets have been seen since the …

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Its arrived – Asian Hornet in the UK

The National Bee Unit (NBU) has today confirmed that Asian Hornet has been identified in Gloucestershire – Tetbury. This is a Major threat to insects and in particular honey bees. The Asian Hornet is an alien species to the British Isles and has decimated bees across Europe for many years. …

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Winter Preparations

Unfortunately, it’s that time of year again where we need to start preparing the bees for winter.  We have been feeding the bees sugar syrup for a few weeks now but couldn’t believe it when the bees dived into the solution as I was topping up the feeders. This hunger may …

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Small Hive Beetle Update

A new case of Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) has been confirmed in the Gioia Tauro area of Calabria, Italy. Further details can be found on the Italian National Reference Laboratory website. UK authorities remain active in preparing and monitoring for the Small hive beetle. Contingency training exercises were run by the …

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Small Hive Beetle

On September 11 2014, the Italian National Reference Centre for beekeeping confirmed the first detection of the presence of Small hive beetle (SHB) in South West Italy, in the port city of Gioia Tauro. An exclusion zone was put in place by the Italian authorities to prevent the exportation of bees …

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