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BBKA Module 1 – Study Group

After the success of the recent joint Module 2 “Honey Bee Products and Forage” study group, involving both Reigate and Croydon BKA (divisions of Surrey BKA), a few participants got the bug, and now feel inspired to set up another study group, this time for Module 1, “Honey Bee Management”. Once again, this will be a joint venture between Croydon and Reigate BKAs, and is supported and endorsed by both Associations. Anna Slade writes … The objective of this study group is to offer the opportunity to study, and gain a … [Read More...]

APIARY TASKS

June In Your Apiary

With May having taken a backwards into early Spring like weather on occasions, it could be difficult to believe that June 1st is the first day of Summer. Interspersed with the odd warm day, another unseasonal damp and cool May has ended with northerly winds and thunder storms. Coming out of Winter, strong colonies would have been best placed to make the most of sporadic foraging opportunities. Weaker colonies will struggle, or worse. Check for useable stores and prepare to feed when otherwise expecting to be adding supers. For much of June, daytime temperatures should (eventually) rise to low … [Read More...]

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BBKA Module 1 – Study Group

After the success of the recent joint Module 2 “Honey Bee Products and Forage” study group, involving both Reigate and Croydon BKA (divisions of Surrey BKA), a few participants got the bug, and now feel inspired to set up another study group, this time for Module 1, “Honey Bee Management”. Once again, this will be a joint venture between Croydon … [Read More...]

Swarm Request Registration – 2022

Would you like and be able to receive a captured Swarm to look after and bring on as a new colony when one becomes available this year? The Swarm Collection Team will be attempting to do the capturing, but they will need something to capture them in. That's where your input is needed. … [Read More...]