The branch has a good library containing many a good read.

If you want to borrow a book but are not able to come to a meeting, contact Gail Plester and she will try and arrange for you to pick up the book.

The library content is categorised into books and Leaflets

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Books

Title  Author 
Queen Rearing Simplified Cook, Vince
A Manual of Beekeeping Wedmore, EB
Guide to Bees and Honey x2 copies Hooper, Ted
Some Important Operations in Bee Management Johansson, TSK & MP
Honey Bees and their Management Whitehead, SB
Bees, their vision, chemical senses and language Von Frisch, Karl
Bees and Beekeeping Pavord, AV
Beeswax 4th Edition Brown, Ron
Medical Aspects of Beekeeping Riches, Harry
The Hive and the Honey Bee Grout, RA
The Buzz about Bees Tautz, Jurgen
Life of the Honey Bee Ladybird Book
The BBKA guide to Beekeeping Davies et al, Ivor
The Honey Bee inside out Davies, Celia
The World of the Honey Bee Butler, CG
Honey Farming Manley, Rob

Producing, preparing, exhibiting, & judging bee produce

Herod-Hempsall, W
Background to Beekeeping Waine, AC
Anatomy And Dissection of the Honey Bee Dade, HA
Managing Mininucs Brown, Ron
Great Masters of Beekeeping Brown, Ron
Beekeeping Riches, HRC
Ex Africa Brown, Ron
Plants and Beekeeping Howes, F.N.
A Book of Honey Crane, Eva
The Bee-master of Warrilow Edwardes, Tickner
A World Without Bees Benjamin Allison & McCallum, Brian
For the love of Bees Bill, Lesley
Honey for Health Tonsley, Cecil
History of Beekeeping in Britain Fraser, H. Malcolm
The Asian Hornet Martin, Stephen
The biology of the honeybee Winston, Mark
Honeybee democracy Seeley, Thomas D
Form and function of the honey bee Goodman, Lesley
   

 

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Leaflets :

  • Pollen, its Collection and Preparation for the Microscope
  • The Beeway Code…For a Safe and Peaceful Apiary
  • Man’s Relationship with Honey-Storing Bees
  • The Dance of the Honey Bee
  • Bees and Rural Livelihoods

BeeBase

Beebase News Web feed
  • LAST CHANCE: to answer our survey on how training and information sources for beekeepers and bee farmers can be improved
    20 April 2021
    With thanks to those of you who have already responded. For those of who haven’t yet had chance to answer the survey there is still time but it closes tomorrow. For further details please see below.

    Gyda diolch i'r rhai ohonoch sydd eisoes wedi ymateb. I'r rhai nad ydynt wedi cael cyfle eto i ateb yr arolwg mae amser o hyd ond mae'n cau yfory. Am fanylion pellach gweler isod.

    Defra and the Welsh Government want to ensure that beekeepers and bee farmers have access to training and information that can help them implement effective biosecurity and maintain good standards of husbandry, so as to minimise pest and disease risks and improve the sustainability of honeybee populations.

    A short questionnaire is available for current beekeepers, people who have recently stopped keeping bees as well as bee farmers to give their views and opinions on the type, accessibility and range of training and information available and how it could be improved. It should take no more than 15 minutes.

    Please go to https://eu5se.voxco.com/S2/87/healthy_bees/ to complete the survey by 21 April.

    Defnyddiwch y ddolen hon i gwblhau'r arolwg erbyn 21/04/2021.
  • Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) Vacancies
    19 April 2021
    The National Bee Unit currently has a number of Seasonal Bee Inspector (SBI) vacancies advertised in the following areas South Kent & East Sussex, South West Devon and South East Wales

    If you are interested in applying for the job, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs.


  • Reporting Varroa
    12 April 2021
    Amendments to the Bee Diseases and Pests Control (England) Order 2006, the Bees Diseases and Pest Control (Scotland) Order 2007 and the Bee Diseases and Pests Control (Wales) Order 2006 come into force on the 21st of April 2021 requiring all beekeepers and/or officials in GB to report the presence of Varroa in any of the hives that they manage. This amendment will allow Great Britain to comply with the Animal Health Law which is necessary for future working relationships with the European Union.

    To make this simple, a tick box will be introduced to BeeBase, the voluntary register for beekeepers managed by the National Bee Unit. This will be the easiest way to report Varroa but an alternative mechanism will be provided for those who do not wish to register on the BeeBase system. Details of this alternative system will be provided after 21st April. If Scottish Beekeepers wish to, they can report varroa by contacting the Scottish Bee Health Inspectors (BeesMailbox@gov.scot).

    Although Varroa is known to be widespread, it continues to be one of the most serious pests faced by beekeepers. Reporting Varroa will contribute to the overall pest and disease surveillance work of the National Bee Unit and the Scottish Bee Health Inspectorate. We are grateful for your assistance with this new simple measure.

    No action will be required until after 21st April.