Dear BBKA,Not an enquiry but a big Thank you to Brian Harvey in Stafford who we were ableto contact via the BBKA website when a swarm of honey bees arrived in our garden.He was with us so quickly and was absolutely superb. We had a crowd of neighbours who were just as fascinated as weContinue reading “BBKA Website Enquiry”
We sell our honey to a local retail outlet, at craft and food fairs as well as to local people who want to buy honey direct from the producer. To process and then sell or give away honey, beekeepers like us should be registered with and inspected by the local authority Environmental Health & TradingContinue reading “An Inspector Calls”
At the BBKA online bee quiz held as part of the online Spring Convention, the Club team of Stuart, Jo and Marie came second to Warwick and Leamington beating North Shropshire into 3rd place. Well done team, an excellent effort.
On Sunday May 16th, on a day of light rain with clear intervals and a few minutes after leaving to walk the short distance home, Jannice who had been trimming my beard phoned to report a swarm on the outside of my boundary fence, which runs alongside the pavement of a side road. Showing considerableContinue reading “Geoff gets a Mystery Swarm…”
You ‘may’ recall that in the last Newsletter we asked you not to mow your lawn during May 2021 to celebrate World Bee Day which fell on May 20th 2021. Not mowing your lawn allows a diversity of wild flowers to grow, like dandelion and white clover. This benefits all pollinating insects including honey beesContinue reading “My ‘No Mow May’ Lawn”