Author Archives: Sam Evans

Join the Bee Craft Team

Bee Craft is seeking a new Advertising Manager to join its successful team producing the gold-medal-winning magazine. For details contact Andrew Gibb on chiefexec@bee-craft.com. Closing date for applications is 31 January 2017. A list of duties is shown below. To download the pdf, use the link below. bc-ad-manager

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BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of Bees for Development

Bill Turnbull to broadcast Appeal for Bees for Development

Bill Turnbull will broadcast The BBC Radio 4 Appeal featuring Bees for Development’s work in December 2016. Tune in to Bill’s broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Sunday 11 December at 7:55am or 9:26pm, and Thursday 15 December at 3:27pm. Listen again at: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 Please encourage your friends and local association to listen to the Appeal, […]

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Bee Craft Timely Reminder – October 5th 2016

Bees will eat fondant over winter on days when it is warm enough to leave the cluster. Photo: Margaret Cowley.

In some parts of the UK the weather this year has been unpredictable. Colonies have needed to use their stores during the summer so may not have collected enough to last through the winter, even if you have taken no honey from the hive. You need to know how to assess the stores, and have a […]

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Asian Hornet Found in Somerset

Message from The National Bee Unit – 4 Oct 2016 There has been a confirmed finding of Asian hornet north of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. As with the first sighting, work to find, destroy and remove any nests is already underway, and includes: • setting up a three mile surveillance zone around the location […]

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Asian Hornet Nest Found

Bee Inspectors from the National Bee Unit (NBU) have found and destroyed an Asian Hornet nest in Gloucestershire. Since the first Asian Hornet was found and positively identified in Gloucestershire a couple of weeks ago, teams of bee inspectors from our National Bee Unit have been working tirelessly to trap other asian hornets and track them […]

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Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

Photograph of the Asian hornet identified in Gloucestershire

There has been a confirmed sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of the Asian hornet in the Tetbury area of Gloucestershire – the first time the hornet has been discovered in the UK. The Asian hornet is smaller than our native hornet […]

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Heather Honey: a Comprehensive Guide

Heather Honey book

Michael Badger, MBE 384  pages. full colour Will be available from Bee Craft at the National Honey Show 27-29 October 2016, and to pre-order via the Bee Craft shop CONTENTS Acknowledgements 11 Foreword 15 Introduction …………………………………………………………….. 17 Section 1: Heather Moorland, its Ecology and Man the Beekeeper 17 A History of How the Heather Moorlands Came […]

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Bees’ Needs week (9 – 17 July)

PLANT MORE FLOWERS, CUT GRASS LESS AND BUILD A BEE HOTEL: THE SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP OUR BEES Planting bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often are among five simple steps the public are being urged to take to help our precious pollinators thrive—as, despite public concern about bee populations, more than […]

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Living on One Acre or Less

Sally Morgan We tend to think that we need a lot of land if we are going to grow all the fruit and vegetables that our family needs, let alone providing meat, eggs and other food. This book shows you how this can be accomplished with an acre or even less. The first stage is […]

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The Bee Book

Fergus Chadwick, Steve Alton, Emma Sarah Tennant, Bill Fitzmaurice and Judy Earl The first thing you notice about this book is the great number of illustrations, both photographs and drawings, on every page. It is not a book about beekeeping, although this is covered in one of the sections. It is, as the title suggests, […]

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