Stafford Bee Group

Stafford Bee Group offers a programme of lectures on beekeeping as well as other related subjects, to find out more, head over to the new Stafford Bee Group website: staffordbeegroup.org

Due to COVID restrictions, Stafford Bee Group will be delivering lectures virtually, which will give you the opportunity to see lectures from the comfort your own home.  The lectures are on the first Thursday of every month, starting at 7.30pm.

Please don’t worry if you haven’t used your computer or smartphone to watch a lecture before, we will send you a ‘how to’ guide and will provide support if you need it.

Please register for an event at staffordbeegroup.org

Please note that the December and January speakers have been swapped.

3rd December 2020Invasion of the Bee Snatchers

Ben Bowen is a Seasonal Bee Inspector working for the National Bee Unit since 2018, covering the Shropshire and Staffordshire area. As an inspector, he primarily deals with notifiable diseases, exotic pests and import checks on bees, as well as supporting bee health days for associations and events. Ben will focus on the Asian hornet, provide an update on the last two seasons, his week in Jersey carrying out track and trace of nests and lessons learnt for us.

7th January 2021 – Our Man Clive …The Importance of Apiary Hygiene

Clive Stewart has been keeping bees for twenty years and currently manages over 40 colonies throughout Staffordshire. Clive provides a honeybee removal service, and regularly advises authorities throughout the UK on honeybee removal procedures, as well as providing training in bee and pest removal. Clive will focus on the importance of apiary hygiene to prevent the spread of pests and diseases, and give us some helpful tips.