The branch has a good library containing many a good read.

If you want to borrow a book but are not able to come to a meeting, contact Gail Plester and she will try and arrange for you to pick up the book.

The library content is categorised into books and Leaflets

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Books

Title  Author 
Queen Rearing Simplified Cook, Vince
A Manual of Beekeeping Wedmore, EB
Guide to Bees and Honey x2 copies Hooper, Ted
Some Important Operations in Bee Management Johansson, TSK & MP
Honey Bees and their Management Whitehead, SB
Bees, their vision, chemical senses and language Von Frisch, Karl
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord, AV
Beeswax 4th Edition Brown, Ron
Medical Aspects of Beekeeping Riches, Harry
The Hive and the Honey Bee Grout, RA
The Buzz about Bees Tautz, Jurgen
Life of the Honey Bee Ladybird Book
The BBKA guide to Beekeeping Davies et al, Ivor
The Honey Bee inside out Davies, Celia
The World of the Honey Bee Butler, CG
Honey Farming Manley, Rob

Producing, preparing, exhibiting, & judging bee produce

Herod-Hempsall, W
Background to Beekeeping Waine, AC
Anatomy And Dissection of the Honey Bee Dade, HA
Managing Mininucs Brown, Ron
Great Masters of Beekeeping Brown, Ron
Beekeeping Riches, HRC
Ex Africa Brown, Ron
Plants and Beekeeping Howes, F.N.
A Book of Honey Crane, Eva
The Bee-master of Warrilow Edwardes, Tickner
A World Without Bees Benjamin Allison & McCallum, Brian
For the love of Bees Bill, Lesley
Honey for Health Tonsley, Cecil
History of Beekeeping in Britain Fraser, H. Malcolm
The Asian Hornet Martin, Stephen
The biology of the honeybee Winston, Mark
Honeybee democracy Seeley, Thomas D
Form and function of the honey bee Goodman, Lesley
   

 

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Leaflets :

  • Pollen, its Collection and Preparation for the Microscope
  • The Beeway Code…For a Safe and Peaceful Apiary
  • Man’s Relationship with Honey-Storing Bees
  • The Dance of the Honey Bee
  • Bees and Rural Livelihoods

BeeBase

Beebase News Web feed
  • Annual National Hive Count Commences / Y Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn Cenedlaethol Blynyddol yn Dechrau
    01 November 2022
    The National Bee Unit is pleased to launch the 2022 National Hive Count today, 1st of November.

    The hard slog of summer beekeeping is done so make yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your laptop and sink into your favourite chair. It’s time to update your BeeBase records!

    We would like to ask all beekeepers to please login to BeeBase and make a note of the total number of colonies you will be taking into the winter as of 1st November 2022. This task is quick and simple, just click here, login and fill in the short form. Even if you have no overwintering colonies this season it is still important to update your BeeBase record to reflect that. This survey will run until 31st December 2022.

    For more information about the Hive Count click here.

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    Mae'n bleser gan yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol lansio Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn 2022 heddiw, 1 Tachwedd.

    Mae'r haf hir o gadw gwenyn wedi mynd heibio felly gwnewch baned o de, estynwch eich gliniadur ac ymlaciwch yn eich hoff gadair. Mae'n amser i chi ddiweddaru'ch cofnodion BeeBase!

    Hoffem ofyn i wenynwyr fewngofnodi i BeeBase a gwneud nodyn o gyfanswm nifer y nythfeydd a fydd gennych dros y gaeaf o 1 Tachwedd 2022. Mae'r dasg hon yn un syml a byr, cliciwch yma, mewngofnodwch a chwblhewch y ffurflen. Hyd yn oed os nad oes gennych nythfeydd sy'n gaeafu y tymor hwn, mae'n dal yn bwysig eich bod yn diweddaru eich cofnod BeeBase i gadarnhau hynny. Bydd yr arolwg hwn yn para tan 31 Rhagfyr 2022.

    I gael rhagor o wybodaeth am y Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn cliciwch yma.
  • Credible sighting of a single Asian hornet in Dover, Kent
    06 October 2022
    National Bee Unit inspectors carried out enhanced surveillance in Dover after a member of the public took a clear photo of an Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) before it flew away.  No further insects were seen.

    Local Asian Hornet Teams have been alerted and are continuing to observe forage and monitor insects in the area.

    The National Bee Unit is encouraging beekeepers and the public to remain vigilant, especially near ivy in full flower which is particularly attractive to Vespa velutina.

    Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form. Please direct all media enquires to Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560
  • Asian hornet confirmed in the Rayleigh area of Essex
    28 September 2022
    A local Asian Hornet Team member in the Rayleigh area of Essex captured three hornets and reported this using the Asian Hornet Watch app. National Bee Unit inspectors were  dispatched to the location to carry out enhanced surveillance and the hornets were confirmed as Asian hornet (Vespa velutina).

    An Asian hornet nest in a sycamore tree was killed in the Rayleigh area of Essex on Friday the 30th September and removed the following day.  Monitoring will continue in the area supported by local beekeepers.

    The ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app is free to download from the Apple and  Android app stores.

    Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra's news page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560.