Sugar for feeding bees is available to members free of charge. Supermarkets kindly donate broken bags of sugar which would otherwise be wasted and they are collected by David Hodges to distribute to members. 

If you would like to some sugar to feed your bees, please contact David on 07770 945731.

Apimondia and Bees for Development are joining forces to raise funds to help beekeepers re-establish their apiaries, restore their local environment and begin to rebuild their livelihoods.

The Asian hornet Vespa velutina, an invasive species, was found in England for the first time in 2016 with confirmed sightings every year since; nests were found in Portsmouth and Ascot in 2021.

What does it look like? What should you do if you spot one? Find out here.

The Asian Hornet Watch smartphone app (announced in this article on GOV.UK) was launched to help everyone identify the Asian hornet and report sightings. It is available free of charge from the Apple and Android app stores.

Advice for beekeepers from Beebase is here.

In 2017, 20 May was declared World Bee Day.

World Bee Day poster