MVBKA Winter Loss Survey

We are asking all members to fill in the winter loss survey. The more people that we get to fill this out, the better understanding we can have of how colonies have survived over winter. You can find the survey here: https://forms.gle/hZ1LTSvxtZyeZAPx5

Asian Hornet Awareness

It is the time of year where we need to start keeping an eye out for Asian Hornet queens. They will be emerging from hibernation when temepratures are consitently reaching 13°C. I know this nice weather we have currently may only be short lived but as we move further into the spring the likelihood is increasing.

 Get your cameras and binoculars ready (I now often travel with a pair of binoculars just in case). The BBKA and HBA strongly recommend the use of monitoring stations rather than killing traps. Placing these somewhere that you observe daily, such as outside the kitchen window, is key so you can avoid killing our native insects. Check the BBKA website for instructions on how to build one of these traps here. You can also download the Asian Hornet Watch App

Taster Day June 2021

Do you have a friend or relative who is interested in bees and finding out about keeping bees?

On the Sunday 13th June 2021 we are holding a one day Taster Course for £65 including lunch. The morning will be theory, with the afternoon spent at the Association Apiary inspecting a hive.

Click here to find out more

Interested in BBKA Module 1 - Honey Bee Management?

Any members wanting to join a virtual study group for the BBKA Module 1 Exam – Honey Bee Management, please contact Dylan Gussman or use the Enquiry Form to find out more. 

Want to Buy or Sell?

 If you have bees, equipment or honey to sell or if you want to buy please fill out an Enquiry Form  and we will advertise it on the website, on Facebook and in our monthly Newsletter.

The MVBKA Auction will return on the 3rd July 2021, at Greatham Village Hall near Liss. Check back closer to the date for details on how to register items and to download the catalogue.