Tips for the Month:

  • Carry out a varroa check to determine levels of infestation and whether you need to treat once you have removed the honey crop.

  • Unite healthy colonies with a new queen

  • Continue 7 day inspections to prevent swarming where needed.

  • Ensure the Queen has space to lay in the broodbox and in poor weather that there are sufficient stores for the colony, at least 2 brood frames full.

  • Don’t add supers if there is still space in the supers currently on the hive, try to get the frames sealed and ready for extraction.

  • Remove sealed supers for extraction. Book the branch extractor 

  • Do a disease inspection to ensure bees are healthy before preparations for winter.

  • Ensure bees have access to water near the hives - they like shallow gravel beds.

 

 


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  • Varroa a reportable pest
    22 July 2021
    The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (England) (Amendment) Order 2021, The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Wales) (Amendment) Order 2021 and The Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Scotland) Amendment Order 2021 make Varroa a reportable pest effective 21st April 2021. To find out how you can report varroa please visit https://www.nationalbeeunit.com/public/BeeDiseases/report-varroa.cfm
  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy
    01 July 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancy advertised in South Kent & East Sussex area.
    If you are interested in applying for this job, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs here
    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Sandra Gray (Regional Bee Inspector for South East) – 07775119430, Sandra.gray@apha.gov.uk.
  • Regional Bee Inspector (RBI) vacancies
    01 July 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has two Regional Bee Inspector (RBI) vacancies advertised in the Western and Central Regions.
    If you are interested in applying for these jobs, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs here
    If you have any questions regarding these positions, please contact Cristina Ruiz (National Bee Inspector) – 07976242798, Cristina.Ruiz@apha.gov.uk.