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NHBKA April 2016 Newsletter

It seems like the calm before the swarm. The weather has been consistently cool until fairly recently, with ground frosts overnight and it’s not been possible to open up our bees. The bees have made good use of the few … Continue reading

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Kew Garden Hive Exhibition day trip.

Photo: Mark Hadden We are organising a day trip to Kew Gardens on Saturday 2nd July. The trip is being run in conjunction with Welwyn Beekeepers association and is open to members and partners of North Herts Beekeepers Association. The … Continue reading

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Low Food and Mite Levels

A message from the National Bee Unit… Dear North Herts Beekeepers Association. Food stores Beekeepers may wish to monitor their colony food levels closely over the next month as in many northern parts of the UK, the weather is still … Continue reading

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Week 4 of the Beginners Course

Week 4 of our Beekeepers beginners course and was our practical hive and frame making day. We started with everyone making at least one frame and then we moved on to making supers and a couple of brood boxes and … Continue reading

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Pecker Protection and Mouse Guards

With the worse of winter behind us, now is the time to remove Wood Pecker protection from your hives. Now that the weather has improved and our bees are flying, it’s now time to take off the mouse guards as … Continue reading

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NBU Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancy

The National Bee Unit has a vacancy for a Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBIs) post in South Cambridgeshire or West Suffolk. If you are interested in applying for either of the areas, please use the following link SBI Jobs. If you … Continue reading

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Beginners Course update

Sunday 13th March saw our second session at Mrs Howard Memorial Hall for 25 new beekeepers. Proceedings started with Gary talking about products from the hive and what it can be made from them. The main products being honey, wax … Continue reading

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Our new Norton Apiary

Malcolm and Gary spent Saturday morning and part of the afternoon clearing rubbish as well as removing scrub, brambles and dead trees. There is now a huge pile of rubbish to be taken away by the council, the noticeable pieces … Continue reading

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NHBKA 2016 membership rates

we are currently in the process of updating the memberships forms and gift aid forms for 2016 and these will be sent out to members in the near future as well as publishing them here.

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August 2015 – Starvation Risk

Dear Beekeepers. In many areas of the UK nectar flows have ceased and reports are coming in from Regional and Seasonal Bee Inspectors of starving bee colonies, where the beekeeper is not aware that the bees are severely short of … Continue reading

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