• Welcome to the Yalding & District Beekeepers

  • Interested in the facinating world of Bees ?

  • Wondered what these boxes are in the countryside ?

  • Or have you found a swarm?

  • Then, why not contact us?

Membership

Membership to Yalding and District Beekeeping Club has many advantages, read more here.

Meetings

The branch meets each month, throughout the year. Click here to find out more.

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Latest News

LEGO Beehive

13 Sep 2019 | 11:11 pm

Real hive built from LEGO

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Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread?

16 May 2019 | 8:25 am

Great article on honey bees and pollen

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Update on Small hive beetle in Italy

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 6:17 pm

Following the new case of Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) confirmed in June in the province of Syracuse in Sicily the European Commission published safeguard measures on Tuesday 10th September. Further details of the surveillance in Italy can be found on the Italian National Reference Laboratory website.

UK authorities remain active in preparing and monitoring for the Small hive beetle and this summer a contingency training exercise was run by the National Bee Unit (NBU) in Wales with the Welsh Government to train Inspectors on plans and protocols.

Asian Hornet nest destroyed near Tamworth, Staffordshire and a new sighting south west of Ashford, Kent.

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 6:17 pm

The National Bee Unit destroyed an Asian hornet nest near Tamworth, Staffordshire on Friday 6th September. A further sighting was reported in a new location by a member of the public of an Asian Hornet south west of Ashford, Kent, this single hornet has been captured. Surveillance continues in both areas.

This week is the British Beekeepers Association’s Asian Hornet Week and we encourage Beekeepers and members of the public to watch for Asian hornets in their apiaries, on fallen fruit and on flowering plants such as ivy.

A summary of all Asian hornet sightings in the UK during 2019 can be found here, along with how to report sightings.

Asian Hornet confirmed near Tamworth, Staffordshire

Posted on 2 September 2019 | 6:17 pm

The National Bee Unit has confirmed a sighting of an Asian hornet near Tamworth, Staffordshire, after it was reported by a member of the public.

We continue to ask beekeepers and the general public to remain vigilant and report suspect sightings using the iPhone and Android app ‘Asian Hornet Watch’, by filling out an online report form or by emailing alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk .

Further information can be found here.

National Honey Survey 2019

Posted on 20 September 2019 | 12:12 pm

Every year the BBKA coordinates this important record of British honey quantities We encourage British Beekeepers to spend a few minutes telling us how their crop has been each year. For continuity we open the survey between August Bank Holiday weekend and the 30th of September and publish the results in BBKA News and to the wider public in the Autumn. Take the 2019 Honey Survey here - (closing date 30th September) Please remember to take part in the future!

Melksham Beekeepers Association Honey Show

Posted on 20 September 2019 | 11:46 am

Register for Bees in the Curriculum

Posted on 20 September 2019 | 11:40 am

ALL MEMBERS CAN REGISTER FOR THESE FREE RESOURCES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN - https://www.beesinthecurriculum.com/register/