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Next Branch Meeting :

Thursday 20th June, 7.00pm

Graham Platt's Apiary

Littledales, Littledales Lane, Hartford,

CW8 2AR.


Other dates for your diary:

Saturday 28th May, 09.00am to 4.30pm

Healthy Bee Day

Norton Priory, Tudor Road, Runcorn, WA7 1SX

Saturday 8th June 2019, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Food Hygiene Course

     Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham,

WA6 7QN.

ASIAN HORNET Vespa velutina

An invasive non-native hornet originally from Asia. A highly aggressive predator of native insects, posing a significant threat to honey bees and other pollinators. Accidentally introduced to France in 2004 where it spread rapidly. In 2016 the first UK sighting was confirmed in Gloucestershire.  Confirmed sightings have since occurred elsewhere.

Non-Native Species Secretariat, (email:, should be notified of any sightings.


Basic Assessment


Varroa Does Not Feed On Haemolymph




21 days in Time Lapse


DIY Asian Hornet monitor trap


Be Vigilant…

Small Hive Beetle

There is a nominal meeting charge of £1 & attendees are required to sign a register and must be adequately protected with a veil etc. Refreshments are provided.

Visitors welcome!

Sundays 16th & 30th June and Saturday 27th July 2019

Bee Husbandry Course

Three full-day practical training sessions for beekeepers who

have passed the Basic Assessment and have at least three

years’ beekeeping experience.