Honey bee These are the bees that live in hives and are looked after by beekeepers. They are hairy and have long brown and black striped bottoms

Tree bumblebee Lives in holes in trees and bird nest boxes We can not collect or move these bees – please just enjoy

Red tailed bumblebee They live in holes in the ground. We can not collect or move these bees.

Buff tailed bumblebee These bees live in holes in the ground. We can not collect or remove these lovely creatures

Apiary meetings

In addition to the usual weekly Sunday afternoon apiary meetings, Wednesday afternoon meetings are being held.

 Arrival by 2pm for 2.15 start.

Cancellations of apiary meetings will be notified on this site the evening before.

Honey Show

16th September 2017

Greatham Village Hall

Honey Show Schedule 2017 

Remember to set your Asian Hornet traps.

The NBU says “French beekeepers often use a mixture of beer and sugar for this purpose. Other effective baits include sweet mixtures of wine, sugar, cassis, and water. You can also by proprietary brands of hornet (wasp) trap bait from many garden centres and DIY stores.” As we are English can we use Ribena instead of cassis?

Asian Hornet officially identified in UK  More details here Scottish sighting report