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BABKA ZOOM MEETINGS
BABKA will be holding Zoom meetings.
For a list of dates and times
We are asking everyone to be vigilant in looking out for this alien species, the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina. This hornet could decimate our pollinators including our honey bees, it is important to have everyone actively looking for it.
Follow the BBKA on social media and share the Asian hornet week posts to help raise awareness
Autumn is the time for trapping as wasps and hornets lose their sources of floral nectar and find hives full of honey very attractive. We are asking beekeepers to put an hour aside every day to watch for hornets hawking their hives during Asian Hornet Week.
A strange time to begin
The outbreak of the 2020 corona virus and subsequent lock down has been unfortunate for new beekeepers this year or even some who started last year but wished to study the now cancelled theory course. For those who already have a colony (or more than one) but felt more comfortable if someone else could be on hand to give moral support the social distancing rules have created a difficult situation. The difficulty is compounded by additional restrictions being placed on people classified as at extra risk or elderly. (You're as young as you feel but the numbers are set).
Let's use this website Forum as a contact point for assistance and guidance plus it should be possible to maintain social distancing and still mentor some new keepers if geography permits. I'm aware of at least one novice with a volunteer keeper mentoring from a couple of metres away.
BABKA Forum is for members that have questions and for new beekeepers.
Help and advice will be available.
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