The Winning Story of Omani Honey in the London National Honey Show
Aliya Mohammed Ali Sajwani, a PhD student at Sultan Qaboos University, won the largest number of prizes in the National Honey Show held in London 2012 for the Omani honey she exhibited.
Letter from David Aston
There continues to be substantial media coverage of honey bees and other pollinators which is to be welcomed. A number of campaigns have been launched recently, designed to 'help' bees. There is a risk that these campaigns may confuse the issue.
Statement re EFSA Report
On 16 January 2013 EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) published three reports, the preparation of which had been requested by the European Commission to assess risks associated with the use of the neonicotinoid insecticides clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The assessments concentrated on the use of these insecticides as a seed treatment or as granules with particular regard to their acute and chronic effects on bee colony survival and development; their effect on bee behaviour and the risk posed by sub-lethal doses.
Meeting of the Parliamentary HOC Environmental Audit Committee on the subject of neonicotinoids.
The BBKA (British Beekeepers' Association) also renews its call on the competent EU authority to review the regulatory requirements for products in this class of neonicotinoid pesticides order to detect possible sub-lethal effects, which may not be identified by current testing regimes.
Asian Hornet Trap Factsheet
A factsheet giving information about a simple Hornet trap that can be used to catch Asian Hornet queens in spring. Read more...
Peter Springall 1924 – 2011
Peter died 8th Sept 2011 after suffering a stroke, he was 87 and had been a beekeeper for over 60 years. Many of you will remember Peter as the Show Supervisor of the National Honey Show.