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Alan Cole on April 15th, 2014

As many of you know, the Asian hornet, Vespa velutina, is a predator of honey bees and other beneficial insects. It has recently extended its geographical range from Asia to mainland Europe following an accidental introduction to France, and is now also present in Spain, Belgium, Portugal and Italy. Adult hornets are highly mobile; the […]

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Alan Cole on December 19th, 2013

Just a quick note to let you know that at this year’s National Honey Show videos were produced of some of the lectures. The first two of these, ‘The Sustainable Apiary’ by Mike Palmer, and ‘Origins and Evolutionary History of the Honey Bee’ by Robert Paxton  are now available to view on YouTube:   http://youtu.be/nznzpiWEI8A  and  http://youtu.be/Wtm8URk-V9A  respectively.  Both lectures […]

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Alan Cole on October 29th, 2013

Please find attached an invitation for innovative ideas for the recently announced Welsh Government Nature Funding. There will be an opportunity to discuss the  ideas at a series of morning workshops to be held on the following dates: Monday 2 December (10:00 -12:00) – Welsh Government offices, Merthyr Tydfil Wednesday 4 December (10:00 -12:00)  – […]

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Alan Cole on October 14th, 2013

The Annual ABKA Honey Show proved to be an enjoyable afternoon for those who attended. Unfortunately entries in some classes were a little sparse, but those that were entered were of high quality. The Honey Show itself is a fairly informal affair though and we are keen to encourage more people to enter in all the classes so please […]

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Alan Cole on June 1st, 2013

Jim Palmer has Canalonian Queens for sale at £30 each Anyone interested please contact him on 01970880534 or 07711321246

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Alan Cole on April 26th, 2013

I have had a visit and chat from Mike Davies, the inspector for our area. Here is some information for your interest: He is very happy to be contacted about any worries you may have about your bees in relation to diseases. email michael.davies@fera.gsi.gov.uk Phone 07775119481 He is a member of Lampeter association and mentioned […]

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