Starvation Warning and Varroa AlertObservations from beekeepers and Bee Inspectors across the UK suggest that some colonies of bees are becoming short of food. Please monitor your colonies throughout the coming months and feed as required to ensure your bees do not starve. It has also been observed that Varroa levels in some hives are starting to increase again. Please monitor mite levels and treat accordingly.
[Issued by the National Bee Unit 4 December 2020]
Some Newsletter Items To Look Out For...
Tending Hives during Covid-19 - Click here for guidance from the National Bee Unit - October 2020 update (PDF)
N.B. If you don’t have a ‘bee buddy’ in place and you really can’t get to your bees then you should contact the NSBKA committee for help <CLICK HERE>
Unfortunately all our normal meetings and events have had to be cancelled due to concerns, practicalities and restrictions surrounding the coronavirus situation. We are however putting on live Zoom presentations for example instead. Stay safe.
At the North Shropshire BKA Apiary
The apiary sessions for last season were going to begin in April 2020, however due to the coronavirus situation this did not happen. Sarah and Brian, the association apiary manager and deputy (and Ann and Guy the association treasurer and webmaster), are keeping things ticking over while the apiary is closed. We will put an update here when we know more, but the apiary will remain closed until further notice.
we will attempt to put a notice here.
Photos from the NSBKA Photo Competition 2019...