Northern Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy
Tuesday, 06 November 2018
A Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy is now live on the Civil Service Jobs website
. The area we are recruiting in is:
Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral and Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland (Northern Region) - Please contact the National Bee Inspector Julian Parker if you have any questions about the post. His contact details are as follows:
Phone: 07775 119469
The National Hive Count 2018
Thursday, 01 November 2018
On the 1st November we will be launching the 2018 Hive Count. This year the emails will be sent out using the Government Notify system and you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please make a note of this mailbox and mark it as a friendly to prevent it from being blocked by your email provider. Any replies to this mailbox should still reach us directly.
Death of Chris Appleby
Thursday, 11 October 2018
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Chris Appleby, Seasonal Bee Inspector for Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday 5th October.
Chris joined the National Bee Unit in May 2017 working as part of the Northern team and in recent weeks he had been out helping with the Asian Hornet response in both Hull and Hampshire.
Chris was well known for his passion and enthusiasm for his work and will be greatly missed by the Northern team and the wider NBU family.
Asian Hornet Identified in Guildford
Thursday, 04 October 2018
The National Bee Unit is investigating the finding of a dead Asian hornet found between a car grill at a car dealership in Guildford. Further information will become available as and when the situation develops.
A new ‘Asian Hornet: UK sightings in 2018’ page has been published on Gov.Uk. This, along with BeeBase, will be updated with new developments as they occur.
As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase
Please report sightings:
• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone
• online: http://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet
• by email to: email@example.com
. Please include as much information as possible in your email; where you saw the sighting, your name and contact details and if possible an image.
Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560.
Asian Hornet: Third Nest Found and Destroyed in New Alresford
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
A report of an Asian hornet sighting made on the 22/09/18 by a member of the public in New Alresford, Hampshire and was found the following day by the National Bee Unit. The nest has been destroyed and sent for laboratory examination.
The NBU are also investigating a report of a single hornet on the south coast of Hampshire.
The NBU is continuing surveillance for further nests and beekeepers across the UK are urged to remain vigilant and to report any sightings either via the Asian hornet Watch App for android
, the Asian hornet Watch App. for Iphone
or the online recording form
Surveillance is ongoing in Fowey, Cornwall. No hornets have been seen at this location since the two nests were destroyed earlier this month.
Local surveillance is continuing in Hull, East Yorkshire, where a single dead hornet was found in a house.