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BeeConnected

A new web-based initiative between the BBKA, the National Farmers Union & the Crop Protection Association to enable beekeepers to be alerted of crop spraying activities in their area. It’s currently in the pilot...

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Tree Bumble Bee Explosion

The Bumble bees you have in your eaves are probably Bombus hypnorum (tree bumble bee) as their population seem to have exploded this year. Removing them is not an option as it would involve...

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Bees in Chimneys

[This is a summary of a letter that our Vice chairman at the time, Peter Hutton, wrote to someone having problems with honeybees in their Chimney] Firstly there is a page of background information...

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Feral Honey Bees – The Facts

European honey bees require protection from the elements, a store of food (40lbs+honey 5lbs+ pollen) to carry them through the winter period when between 6,000 and 12,000 workers together with the queen are present....