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Module 2,3 & 7 Study Groups


Petition: Stop Bee imports via NI




Small Hive Beetle


Serious Risk Of SHB Being Imported


Asian Hornet Quiz


Pollen Chart

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.


Other dates for your diary:

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th October, 11.00am to 7.00pm

Quince & Apple Festival 2021, plus Museum Of The Moon

Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, WA7 1BD.

Saturday 9th October, 09.45am to 4.15pm (approx)

  CBKA Autumn Convention & Annual Honey Show by Zoom    Speakers:

Celia Davis B.Sc. NDB (UK) - ‘In Self Defence’

Dr. Ross Gillanders & Prof. Janja Filipa - ‘Sniffer Bees’

Prof. Jamie Ellis (Florida, USA) - ‘Colony Reproduction’

Prof. Thomas D. Seeley (Cornell, USA) - ‘Darwinian Beekeeping’

   Prize draws throughout the day for all Registered Attendees!

  Click this link for more details and to register.

Next Branch Meeting :

Thursday 21st October, 7.30pm

Gerry Collins will be giving a talk entitled ‘What’s Going On In My Hive’. Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, WA6 7QN.

Module Exams 13th November 2021

A reminder that module exams will take place on Saturday 13th November and the final day for entry is the 30th September 2021.

Online and written exams will take place simultaneously regardless of which you pick. The new system for entering the exam will not accept entries beyond the 30th September.

Please contact Stuart Hatton (Examination Secretary) if you wish to take one of the modules and to receive an online application form.

Email: Tel 01925 263023.