The annual South Devon Convention Programme is now finalised for 17th October 2015, at Totnes. Details below: South Devon Convention Programme
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Never shown honey or wax before, and would like to know how? Cornwall BKA are running a workshop at Carnon Downs, to which WCBKA are invited. Details below, you need to book a place, as they will be limited. Honey Show Workshop - September 2015 (2)
The Midlands and South West Counties Convention (MSWCC) is taking place at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th September. The Convention is an opportunity for members to expand their beekeeping knowledge and skills and make new friends. All are welcome from beginners to experienced beekeepers. We have a fascinating … Continue reading the story "Midlands and South West Convention"
2015 ConventionA date for your diaries - and open to all Keepers of Bees! 12th September 2015 at the Burrell Theatre, Truro School, Truro TR1 1TH. Bookings open on 1st July 2015. Application forms now available under the Beekeeping Convention tab.
Aluminium sulphate solution has long been known to counter insect stings. Unlike antihistamines this treatment is absorbed through the skin and denatures the venom before it has a chance to stimulate a reaction. Until a couple of years ago you could buy a small spray applicator under the name "Stingose" which contained a 20% solution of aluminium sulphate, but this has now been discontinued due … Continue reading the story "Anti-Sting Treatment"
BeeBase Is the Fera National Bee Unit website, providing a wealth of information designed to help beekeepers by providing free information to assist them look after their bees and keep them healthy. The recent cases of American Foul Brood in our patch has emphasised the importance of all beekeepers being registered on BeeBase. It has allowed the bee disease inspectorate to know about and visit nearby apiaries. … Continue reading the story "Beebase"
A time lapse photography film, very entertaining.