|There has been a further sighting (18 May 2023) of a single AH in Kent which is uncomfortably close to Surrey. At this time of year it is important to try to trap any queen AHs around. Please put traps out near your apiary and monitor them. They can be made or purchased from Thornes and we have a small supply of Suterra at the apiary, which is the easiest attractant to use, collect some on Saturday. alertnonnative
All BBKA members are able to undertake the BBKA AH Exercise as a means of increasing their awareness of this insect and being able to assist members of the public in any sighting. You can then be listed on the BBKA AH map if you so wish.
If you are taking part in any markets, giving talks, taking observation hives, please mention the AH and borrow the KBKA pull up banner and publicity material. It is important to get the message across and encourage people to photograph and report any sightings.
We all need to be extremely vigilant to protect our honeybees.
From Avis Marshall