Members are welcome to advertise beekeeping items for sale and wanted here. Please send the details along with the contact telephone numbers and e‑mail address you want to be used to the Editor. Entries will usually expire after one month but may be renewed on request.

Our new blog is where you can keep up-to-date with the events we attend and other things we get up to in a packed beekeeping season. Read how we celebrated the first World Bee Day with a Bee Tea!

The Asian hornet Vespa velutina, an invasive species, was found in England for the first time in 2016 and again in 2107.

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

Advice for beekeepers from Beebase is here.

Sugar for feeding bees is available to members free of charge. Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster kindly donates broken bags of sugar which would otherwise be wasted and they are collected by Andrew Jackson to distribute to members. Please contact Andrew by e-mail.