Potential defence against DWV

Researchers at National Taiwan University have identified a cheap and natural means of defending bees from the ravages of Deformed Wing Virus.  Please click here for more information.

Social Meeting

Following the success of the Social Evening at the Bowling Green Inn earlier this week, it is hoped that we can hold another in October.  Please look out for more details nearer the time and come and meet your fellow members for an informal drink and chat. 

A Reminder about the Joint Honey Show

The Joint Honey Show is being held this Saturday (4th September) at Hagley Free Church, Worcester Road, Hagley from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

There are no entry fees this year, so this is your chance to enter in as many categories as you wish, be it liquid honey, set honey, honey cakes, beeswax, mead, cut comb, a shallow frame ready for extraction or a craft exhibit.

Alternatively, just come along and see what all the hard work (by the bees !) has produced.

Will it catch on ?

This sustainable beehive is designed to replicate the microclimate of the bee’s natural habitat
(for more detail, click on:  Sustainable Beehive )

Do you think it will catch on?

Joint Honey Show 2021

Please reserve a date in your diary for Saturday 4th September when NEWBKA will be hosting the 2021 Joint Honey Show.  More details to follow nearer the date.

The Court Leet Approves our Honey at Avoncroft

The Bromsgrove Court Leet officially re-opened Avoncroft Museum on a sunny Bank Holiday Sunday.  Thanks to all the NEWBKA members who both assisted the formal proceedings and manned our stand to promote beekeeping to visitors of all ages.

The Bailiff at our Windmill Apiary with Alex Bignell and Bob Powell

Oyez at the Apiary (but don't upset the bees)

Cutting the ribbon

The  Windmill Apiary is officially open !

The moment of (honey tasting) truth

Alex's Avoncroft honey is certified !

Alex manning the NEWBKA stand

Bob and Alex explaining hive principles to a Court Leet member

Photos courtesy of Caroline Redfern

Bees in the News

Two Honeybees in Sao Paulo have shown that teamwork pays dividends - at least in getting the cap off a soft drink bottle.