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BBKA Press Officer: Diane Roberts  07841 625797

Statement

Asian Hornet update 2

Asian hornets have been found at 6 apiaries within 500 metres of the original discovery in Tetbury in Gloucestershire. The National Bee Unit says it is still searching for a nest. 

Statement

Asian hornets seen near more hives in Gloucestershire

The Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) was found by a beekeeper in the Tetbury area last week and other beekeepers in the immediate area have since seen hornets hawking in front of their hives. A 20 km incident zone has been imposed by Defra and the National Bee Unit ( NBU) is currently locating the nest. If they find it they will destroy it.

Press Release

Houses of Parliament Honey Fair

MPs and members of the public are being invited to attend the Houses of Parliament Bee Fair at Portcullis House of Wednesday 14 September from 3-5pm

Statement

Fifty beehives Adopted from BBKA by Leicestershire catering company

Wilson Vale, a Leicestershire catering company has adopted 50 beehives through the BBKA's fundraising scheme Adopt a Beehive. 

Press Release

BeeConnected goes live across the UK

A new web-based crop spray alert system called BeeConnected has gone live bringing farmers and beekeepers together across the UK.