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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

May in Your Apiary

After yet another 'unusual' April, with a warm start and cool end and below average rainfall throughout, we may need to excuse our bees for not quite behaving as anticipated. Although the cold daytime breezes and off/on sunshine may not hold back the expansion activities of strong colonies, weaker colonies could still be struggling. If your colonies were not so strong going into winter. Requeening, uniting or wholesale replacement may well be the order of the day.   So, expect your surviving stronger colonies to be doing quite well thank you and bursting at the seams ... unless you are … [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...]