Author Archives: Sam Evans

Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies with the National Bee Unit

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Bee Friendly?

The term ‘bee friendly’ is used to describe plants that bees like to visit. If these plants have been treated with insecticides they are still just as attractive to bees while posing a real threat to their health. It seems the label ‘bee friendly’ applied to plants for sale in garden centres does not guarantee […]

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Timely Reminder – 25th February 2015

Heft the hive. If it feels almost nailed down, there is probably enough food. If it lifts easily, perhaps provide some fondant or candy.

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Timely Reminder – 18th February 2015

Have you enough equipment for the forthcoming year? How about going to the Spring Convention where you will pick up some bargains

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Timely Reminder – 11th February 2015

If there is a snowfall, check your beehives to ensure the entrance isn’t blocked.

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Small Hive Beetle – The Situation So Far

Jason Learner and Mike Brown (National Bee Unit) Photos APHA crown copyright unless otherwise credited This article appeared in the November 2014 edition of Bee Craft – Subscribe to all 12 monthly issues from 2014. In early September 2014, the small hive beetle (SHB) was discovered in South West Italy, in the port city of Gioia […]

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The Great British Bee Count

Honey Bee on sprout flower

1-31 May 2015. The Great British Bee Count is helping to build a nationwide picture of bees’ health.

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Frames and Foundation

The equipment needed for nailing up a frame

Coming up in the March 2015 issue of Bee Craft…. Part 2 of Jenny and Wally Shaw’s series on frames and foundation. Part 1 (in the February issue) covered choice of frames and foundation; part 2 is all about making up frames; part 3 will be about getting combs drawn out. Look out for Part […]

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Honey Bee Parasites

A honey bee with deformed wings due to infection by DWV

When is a Honey Bee Parasite not a Honey Bee Parasite? Recent research has shown that honey bees and bumblebees share parasites Professor Mark JF Brown, Royal Holloway, University of London This is an excerpt from the article that appeared in the December 2014 edition of Bee Craft. Did you know that you can access all […]

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Woodpecker Repairs

Woodpecker Damage

Many thanks to Jim Griffiths for this gem. It appeared in the January 2015 edition of Bee Craft on the Letters page. Letters to the Editor A selection of your personal views and comments Woodpecker Repairs To repair a woodpecker hole in a brood box, place a board over the hole on the inside of […]

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