This weeks tip: Time to clean and tidy the apriary
QUEEN BEES BORN IN 2018 ARE MARKED RED | BORN IN 2019 ARE MARKED GREEN | AND BORN IN 2020 ARE MARKED BLUE
A second Asian hornet nest has been found and destroyed in Fowey, close to the 1st nest site. Information about this discovery, along with surveillance activities in Hull and Liskeard can be found in the following Defra press release:
Defra would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to this survey. The working group that put this survey together are very much encouraged by your interest and engagement in this topic. It clearly shows that it is an important issue for beekeepers and government alike.
A pdf summary report of the questions is attached. We hope this will be of interest to you.
We are continuing to work with beekeeping organisations on the analysis of these results and also looking at options for ways to improve our ability to rear queens in the UK.
The Queen Rearing Working Group is chaired by Defra with representatives from the National Bee Unit (NBU), the Bee Farmers’ Association (BFA), the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders’ Association (BIBBA) and the National Diploma in Beekeeping (NDB).
Queen Replacement Survey 2018 Results