South East Region Team of Bee Inspectors
Regional Bee Inspector Alan Byham
Tel No: 01306 611016
Mobile No: 07775119447
Seasonal Bee Inspectors Michael Cooper
Tel No: 01622 891226
Mobile No: 07775119451
Tel No: 0207 223 4260
Mobile No: 07775 119478
Tel No: 01883 622788
Mobile No: 07775119448
Tel No: 01903 745667
Mobile No: 07775119452
Tel No: 020 8209 0065
Mobile No: 07775119449
The BeeBase database was constructed in 1991 and made live in 1992. It holds data on all the inspections made by staff of the National Bee Unit (NBU) as well as laboratory samples submitted by beekeepers. The website also provides information on the functional activities of the NBU, legislation, pests and diseases including their recognition and control, interactive maps, current research areas, publications, advisory leaflets and key contacts.
South East Region Annual Report 2013
This year the bee inspection season began on April 1st and as usual the team went up to the Food and Environment Agency (FERA) at Sand Hutton, York for our Technical Training Seminar. We always start the season in this way, 3 days of intensive training and revision for Bee Inspectors before the business of inspecting colonies starts in earnest.
Asian Hornet Sighting
Following a credible report of an Asian Hornet sighting in the South East area close to Maidstone, Kent; last week a local Bee Inspector was dispatched to carry out further field investigation. SIGHTING NOT CONFIRMED
NBU South East Region 2012 Season
The season began in earnest this year on 26th March. As usual, all of the bee inspectors gathered at the Food and Environment Agency (FERA) at Sand Hutton, York for our Technical Training Seminar. Always a good start to the season, the seminar is 3 days of intensive training for Bee Inspectors, revising our practices etc. ready for the new season ahead. Of course, prior to that, I was busy with lectures to various Associations throughout the SE region.
Insect Pollinators Initiative March 2012 Newsletter
Download the Fera Bee Disease Insect Pollinators Initiative March 2012 Newsletter.
Sustaining a Healthy Bee Population and Free Training Offer
Support our ongoing work to increase the numbers of beekeepers signed up to BeeBase and also to inform you about the free training which Fera is offering to beekeeper trainers (closing date for applications is 29 February 2012).
BeeBase is a FREE online service provided by the National Bee Unit (NBU) to help protect you and your fellow beekeepers from colony threatening pests and diseases.
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...