This is only £10 to buy from the BBKA show https://www.bbka.org.uk/shop/honey-bee-anatomy-acetates-new The acetates are in the order you’d see things if you were dissecting a bee. The plates have diagrams which are number to explain what everything is. It’s really lovely.
Meeting this week – this is my first attempt as a study group type activity. I’ve described it to my branch as a ‘bee disease chat evening’. Sign up has been good with another 2 people saying today they’ll be attending – making about 8 in total. I’m planning to run it with a sheet… Continue reading Module 3 Study Group
I’d attended a training course last year on taking the General Husbandry and found it very useful. There were lots of useful hints and reminders about making sure you are well prepared as well as a run through of the syllabus. It also had a practical day where we were shown how to improve our… Continue reading Taking the General husbandry
2 in short succession yesterday Easily diagnoses as bumblebees over the phone but I always ask for a photo to confirm. You can see from the shape of the bees that they’re not honey bees. These are at the soffits, and neither caller described a cluster of bees, just activity. The second caller sent me… Continue reading Bumblebee calls
GH is nearly booked. Exciting stuff. Have been told to make sure my records are sorted and my queen rearing is evidenced and show why I picked which queen to mate from. Did the GH course last year ao plenty of notes and advice to go back over. Kit to put into piles for tasks… Continue reading GH
This book on Amazon is excellent. It’s the BBKA guide to BeeKeeping. Make sure you buy the second edition – the yellow cover not the purple one. It’s got everything you need in it to start beekeeping – although my advice of join a local group still stands. You need hands on support when you… Continue reading Best book for new beekeepers
What should new beekeepers do? They should join the club of the beekeepers they know. Especially if they’re going to share a site with them. The BBKA offers insurance, a great magazine (Go and look and you’ll find a photo of me with Liverpool waterfront in the background!) and lots of help and support through… Continue reading New Beekeepers