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Some latest news and updates

I do hope that you are all coping with the current COVID-19 situation. There are some messages that the committee wish to pass on: MEMBERSHIP: The B&RBKA continues to operate and we request that any members who haven’t already done … Continue reading

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Helping bees live with Varroa

Helping bees live with Varroa (PDF Helping bees live with Varroa ) 24th May 2020 – Ettington Community Centre, Warwickshire CV37 7SX 9.30am for 10am start. We aim to finish around 4.30pm Summary Since varroa was discovered in the UK … Continue reading

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Honey Identification

In November 2017 we held a workshop on Honey identification. We had over 21 different types of honey on the day from which samples were taken and the pollen extracted. Of these samples 3 were analysed in fine detail and … Continue reading

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Microscopy for beekeepers

Presentation given at the B&RBKA on 31st January 2015 (Also available in the members learning section)

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Listen to your bees

Every evening particularly in the Spring and Summer I take a look around the apiary to see what the bees are doing. It is good to check that the bees are taking in pollen and the type of pollen can … Continue reading

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Varroa Treatment with Oxalic Acid

Treatment for Varroa with Oxalic Acid usually takes place in mid winter when there is no brood. The simple method is to open up the hive and dribble the oxalic acid onto the seams of bees The issues with this method … Continue reading

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Bee Diseases

On the 31st May 2014 a Bee Disease workshop was held in Builth Wells by Frank Gellatly and David Coles. The workshop highlighted the main disease that honey bees suffer. In the Learning Resources section there is a document with … Continue reading

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