KBKA News & events for you in Feb

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Asian Hornet Conference on 4 Feb
In 2022 Asian Hornet nests across the Channel doubled to reach record levels and the hornet is now established beyond eradication from Brittany to Belgium. 2022 also saw an extended hornet season resulting in unusually populous nests. The threat to UK bee 0cca99e0-8221-0d6a-e0b0-333d3809adc2.pngpopulations is increasing.

BBKA’s Asian Hornet Conference 2023 takes place this Saturday 4 February 2023 online with speakers looking at the science relating to the Asian Hornet. Andrew Durham is speaking, his talk to KBKA was very well praised. For more information and to book a free space at the conference, go to https://www.bbka.org.uk/Event/asian-hornet-conference-2023.

Dust Mites in your Hive ?
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There is an interesting piece on page 68 in February’s BBKA news about Glycyphagus domesticus. Last year someone did ask about this in the apiary last year as saw it in the hives. It likes pollen evidently !

Learn about Queen Rearing
Learn about the selection & breeding of Honey Bees including Queen rearing in our winter study group. Open to all members and a practical topic too ! We follow the syllabus from the BBKA website to give us some structure.

See you at Imber Court, Ember Lane, KT8 0BT at 7.30 pm in the small conference room upstairs. All members are welcome to join these relaxed sessions on 8th & 22nd Feb, 8th & 22nd March.

BBKA Spring Conference in April
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