National Bee Unit (part of the Animal and Plant Health Agency)
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.
Sussex Plan for Honey Bee Health and Well Being
The Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells Beekeepers Association are holding an open talk "Sussex Plan for Honey Bee Health and Well Being by Professor Francis Ratnieks" on Tuesday 17th February 2015 (7.30pm) @ St. Edith’s Hall, Kemsing, N15 6NA.
Ghosts in the Hive
A lecture video given by Ricarda Kather at the National Honey Show 2013 entitled "Ghosts in the Hive - Varroa's life cycle inside a Honey Bee Colony".
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.
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.