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Swarm Removal:  Find a Local Collector


Test yourself Asian Hornet Quiz


Varroa Does Not Feed On Haemolymph


Pollen Chart




21 days in Time Lapse


DIY Asian Hornet monitor trap


Be Vigilant…

Small Hive Beetle

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.



Due to COVID-19 and the Government’s advice all NCBK monthly meetings and training courses have been suspended until further notice.

CBKA are running a series of On-Line Meetings / Video Lectures for members whilst Government restrictions apply.

The BBKA & NBU have issued statements regarding

COVID-19 and the key points are outlined below:

Chairman’s Notice: NCBK Heather meeting 12th Sept 2020

Dear members,

Hope you are keeping well and your bees are behaving  themselves.

Due to the current Covid 19 virus situation and after consultation  with the landowner, it has been decided that the site is closed this  year and no bees will be allowed on site. This also means that the  heather meeting will not take place.

I am sure you will all be very disappointed as this is always a  popular meeting with Wirral beekeepers, including meeting up at  the Rose and Crown afterwards for afternoon tea and having a  general chit chat with other members.

Stay safe,

Stuart Hatton. (Chairman North Cheshire)

Any member who is unable to manage their colonies due to the Coronavirus restrictions should contact the Branch Secretary who will be able to put them in touch with another member willing to help.