Author Archives: Sam Evans

Neonicotinoids: Friend or Foe

All Party Parliamentary Group for Bees The newly formed All Party Parliamentary Group for Bees is holding a debate in Westminster between the National Farmers Union and Friends of the Earth to launch its 2016 programme. The debate, entitled, ‘Neonicotinoids: Friend or Foe’ will be held on Wednesday 27th April and will pitch the two […]

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Bee festival in Prague

If you have an interesting bee-related film to share, now is your chance to shine. Hurry! The deadline for entries is April 15. The MAJA International Bee Film Festival is organized by Czech beekeepers in Prague. It’s now time to send your bee film for inclusion in the festival. The deadline is April 15. Don’t […]

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The Winners Have Been Announced!

Bee Craft Photographic Competition 2015 Once again, the standard of entries was high. Our readers continue to come up with stunning photographs, a good range of subject matter (all bees and beekeeping-related) and some amusing situations too. 12 winners have at last been chosen. The pictures will feature on the front cover of Bee Craft each […]

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Gold Medal for Bee Craft – again!

Great news from Korea! Bee Craft remains the world’s number one beekeeping magazine! Bee Craft magazine has again been awarded Gold at the World’s Beekeeping Congress, Apimondia. Bee Craft management is delighted to announce the success achieved by the Bee Craft team in securing this coveted award for the second congress in succession and believe […]

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Vita (Europe) Ltd and Apilab in South America start working together for healthier bees

At Apimondia 2015 in Daejeon, South Korea, two companies based in different hemispheres and with the common aim of promoting honeybee health have announced that they are joining forces to offer beekeepers a wider range of bee health treatments, feeds and products. Vita (Europe) Ltd, the world’s largest dedicated honeybee health company, is teaming up […]

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Api-bioxal approved by the VMD

The approval by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate of Api-bioxal gives UK beekeepers access for the first time, to a fully registered oxalic acid product. This approval overcomes the uncertainty over the legality of the use of oxalic acid products. According to its manufacturer Chemicals LAIF, (Padua, Italy), the formulation produces a syrup for trickling onto […]

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NBU eLearning programme for beekeepers

The NBU would like to announce that its eLearning programme for beekeepers is now live and ready for use. The first module ‘Honey Bee Pests, Diseases and Viruses’ covers six main topics; Exotic Threats, Foulbrood, Varroa, Adult Bee Diseases and Viruses, Other Brood Disorders and Other Pests. To access this free and exciting platform, you […]

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NBU Warning August 2015

The following warning was issued by the National Bee Unit on 13 August 2015: In many areas of the UK nectar flows have ceased and reports are coming in from Regional and Seasonal Bee Inspectors of starving bee colonies, where the beekeeper is not aware that the bees are severely short of food, or the […]

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An Evening with Kim Fottum Monday 20th July 2015

An evening with Kim Flottum

JULY 20 – WEST CORNWALL BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION invite you to An evening with Kim Flottum, renowned Honeybee Expert and Author talking about Honey Bee Nutrition. 7pm HELSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE CORNWALL TR13 8NR. Free Entry – All welcome. Refreshments and raffle. Over from the USA for a short visit, Kim Flottum is in Cornwall in July […]

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Free Prize Draw

Get Started in Beekeeping Enter today to win a copy of the new edition of Get Started in Beekeeping by Adrian and Claire Waring and a £50 voucher from E H Thorne. There are two more books for the runners up! Send your name and address to: editor@bee-craft.com or by post to: The Editor, Bee […]

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