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Please find below, the latest news from the BBKA and National Bee Unit

BBKA

  • BBKA Membership new (British)
    on 14th November 2018 at 1:15 pm

    TO BECOME A MEMBER, PLEASE CLICK `DONATE` TO THE RIGHT. […]

  • BBKA Membership renewal (British)
    on 14th November 2018 at 11:57 am

    TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP PLEASE CLICK `DONATE` TO THE RIGHT. […]

  • Adopt a Beehive
    on 14th November 2018 at 11:07 am

    Become an armchair beekeeper and share in the hidden world of the honey bee. It's easy as 1, 2, 3 1. Click on your preferred location below 2. Fill in your delivery details and gift options 3. Follow the payment instructions CHOOSE YOUR LOCAL BEEKEEPER AND HIVE: Adopt a Beehive South & Central - £36 Adopt a Beehive Scotland & Northern Ireland - £36   Adopt a Beehive Wales & West - £36        Adopt a Beehive in North - £36     Adopt a Beehive in London - £36  Your virtual adoption When you Adopt a Beehive with the BBKA you are sent a ‘welcome’ box of goodies which includes: • a jar of honey, • a ‘Pocket Guide to the Honey Bee’ • a packet of pollinator-friendly wildflowers seeds • a Burt’s Bees lip balm   In addition to your three seasona... […]

  • ADM 2019
    on 13th November 2018 at 3:10 pm

    ADM 2019 - Saturday 12th January 2019 The final pack will be published here by 4.30pm, Friday 16th November 2018 latest.   In the meantime some draft sections, which are likely to differ from the final versions only in terms of page numbering and indexing are available : 1. Draft ADM Pack Section 1 - Reports.  Download here. 2. Draft ADM pack Section 2 - Financial reports:  report 1 Download here                                                                        report 2  Download here 3. Draft ADM Pack Section 3 - Nominations & Propositions.  Download here Notification letter v2 from Stephen Barnes, Chair of Governance & Standing Orders Committee Guidelines for BBKA 2019 ADM Meeting – Nominations & Propositions Trustee Nomination Form Exa... […]

National Bee Unit 

  • Northern Regional Bee Inspector Vacancy
    on 6th November 2018 at 1:53 pm

    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:Email: Julian.Parker@apha.gov.ukPhone: 07775 119469 […]

  • The National Hive Count 2018
    on 1st November 2018 at 1:53 pm

    The 2018 Hive Count launches today (1st November)! More information can be found here. This year the emails will be sent out using the Government Notify system and you will receive an email from national.hive.count@notifications.service.gov.uk. 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. […]

  • Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancies in Greater London and Co. Durham
    on 22nd October 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancies are now live on the Civil Service Jobs website. The areas we are recruiting in are: Greater London, London, Kent (South Eastern Region) - Please contact the Regional Bee Inspector Sandra Gray if you have any questions about the post. Her contact details are as follows:Email: Sandra.gray@apha.gov.ukPhone: 07775119430Northern Region - Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. (Northern Region) - Please contact the National Bee Inpsector Julian Parker if you have any questions about the post. His contact details are as follows:Email: Julian.parker@apha.gov.ukPhone: 07775119469Kind regards,National Bee Unit […]

  • Asian Hornet Identified in Dungeness, Kent
    on 15th October 2018 at 1:53 pm

    The National Bee Unit is investigating a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in Dungeness. The hornets have been seen foraging on Ivy. Please keep up your vigilance by continuing to monitor for any hornet activity, especially on flowering forage. Further information will become available as and when the situation develops.As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra's Asian hornet rolling news page.Please report sightings:• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone  and  Android;• online: http://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet;• by email to: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk. 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 […]