Saturday, 5 September 2020

Local Disease Information - BeeBase is there to help

There has been a rise in cases of EFB in the last couple of seasons and the inspectorate are hampered in their efforts to stamp it out as they do not have a register of all apiaries/beekeepers. Due to the GDP regulations beekeepers need to opt in by registering with Beebase and updating their apiary data. 

Please see attached letter from our regional inspector, Colin Pavey:


Local Disease Information on BeeBase


To help yourself, your bees and other beekeepers, please join BeeBase now !

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Bees in the News - Saving Lives !

The humble honeybee has moved into the limelight again this week, with the publication of new research on the effects of bee venom components on breast cancer 

For a more detailed analysis, see the article in Nature Research

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Photo Gallery

Please see our new "Photo Gallery" web page.
If you'd like to share interesting photos of your bees, swarms, different hive types or anything bee-related you've come across,
please email them to 
neworcsbeekeepers@gmail.com . 
All contributions would be welcome, as usual !

Friday, 21 August 2020

Doctor Apis will see you now......

Thanks to Mike Bickerton for sharing the below article: 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6088589/Patients-cough-told-reach-HONEY-instead-calling-GP-antibiotics.html

.....which has recently been confirmed by researchers at Oxford University:
https://www.medicaldaily.com/honey-colds-and-coughs-instead-otc-products-455505     

....and for more scientific background, see article below in the British Medical Journal:
https://ebm.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/28/bmjebm-2020-111336 

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Monday, 17 August 2020

IMPORTANT - ASIAN HORNET EXERCISE !

For all current AHAT members, those wanting to join the team and all those just wishing to test their knowledge on Asian Hornets, please visit:

https://forms.gle/nfsUFL3fWmrDwq7XA

On successful completion of the exercise you will receive a message confirming success and you will have completed your registration for insurance purposes. 

Once you have completed your training you are eligible to be added to your Association’s insured team list (should you so desire). 

Sunday, 16 August 2020