Welcome to the Jersey Bee Keepers Association website
Welcome to the new website of the "Jersey Bee Keepers Association" (hosted by the BBKA) This new website contains information and frequently asked questions about bee keeping in Jersey.
A new study covering 17 EU countries says that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in Mediterranean countries. See the BBC article on our "links" page.
Here are the results of the April 100 Club Draw,
1st Prize No.107
2nd Prize No. 96
3rd Prize No. 33
4th Prize No.106
Winners will receive the prize, by post, from our Treasurer.
Alongside the "Protect Our Pollinators" scheme as proposed by our local President (see below) the (UK) government has now launched the public consultation on the proposed National Pollinator Strategy, which the BBKA have been heavily involved in the development of. You can read their strategy document here, it also appears on the "Members Page" and under "Articles".
What is POP
Read about the newly proposed
"Protect Our Pollinators" scheme.
A note from our President, Bob Hogge.
One of Jersey’s larger bee keepers has asked to try and encourage farmers, potato growers and the general public to grow more flowers. He said that he was concerned because he had noticed that the bumblebee that were once plentiful around his apiaries were becoming scarce. I had noticed a similar decline in hoverflies and butterflies and decided that a more broad based campaign covering all insect pollinators might be more useful.
I put my proposal to the AGM of the Jersey Bee Keeper’s Association last Friday and received their overwhelming support. I now intend to develop the proposal below into an Island wide scheme to be launched in March. I sent a copy of this proposal to the BBKA and they suggested that they might take it nationwide but as yet I have not had any feedback from the Special Interest Day on landscape and forage at which it was presented.
Find the full proposal on the "Members Page" & under the "Articles" heading.
Learn About Bee Keeping
The JBKA has for a number of years run a course for those interested in finding out more about bees and beekeeping and who may want to start keeping bees. This year's course has now started and there are no more places available. However, if you wish to find out more about the course, click on the links below or on the Beekeeping Clases item on the main menu. You can register your interest in next year's course by sending an e-mail to the Honorary Secretary, Judy Collins either via this website or on 07797 790420.
We have added a new page to the site which has the programme of classes and all the handouts for the classes available to download. Just click on the Beekeeping Classes item on the main menu.
Come and find out more about these fascinating creatures and how you can help to preserve them and harvest delicious honey too!!
Learning about Honeybees & Beekeeping in Jersey - Spring 2014
A series of theory sessions followed by practical Masterclasses, for more information go to the "Beekeeping Classes" section.
Hope you made Honey this summer!