Tips for the Month:

  • Respond promptly to swarm call outs to prevent bees from becoming a nuisance.

  • Continue 7 day inspections and ensure queen has space to lay. You may see that the amount of brood starts to decrease during the month.

  • Book the Association extractor with Steve Martin

  • Add supers as needed - when the bees are covering ¾ of the frames in the super or broodbox.

  • Remove supers for extraction when most frames are sealed or nearly fully sealed. Replace the removed super with an empty super to prevent congestion.

  • Continue to check for disease when inspecting, both on brood and on adult bees. Consult someone more experienced if you are concerned.

  • Ensure you have registered your apiary on BeeBase so that if there is disease located in our area you can be contacted by the bee inspectors to stop it spreading.


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  • Advice Note - Wasps
    12 August 2022
    Many beekeepers are reporting the presence of large numbers of wasps in apiaries and around their bee hives. Please refer to the National Bee Unit factsheet on how to manage wasps: Wasp facts.

    Mae llawer o wenynwyr yn cofnodi presenoldeb nifer enfawr o wenyn meirch mewn gwenynfeydd ac o amgylch eu cychod gwenyn. Cyfeiriwch at daflen ffeithiau yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol ar sut i ddelio â gwenyn meirch: Ffeithiau gwenyn.


  • Interception of Honey Bee Queens at Dover
    08 August 2022
    The NBU were called to a consignment of queen bees that were being imported through Dover Port without the Health Certificate. This led to action being taken resulting in the Queen bees being humanely destroyed.


    Information on how to legally import honey bee Queens can be found on the imports/ export page at https://www.nationalbeeunit.com/index.cfm?pageId=126
  • Email Issue - FIXED
    19 July 2022
    We are currently experiencing some issues with outbound emails from Bee Base. The issue is being investigated.

    However, please note that you may not receive the following emails:
    • Password reset requests
    • Username reminder requests
    • Welcome emails for new users
    • 3km disease notifications

    Thank you for your patience.

    Update:All emails have now been sent out, and normal service resumed.