February 2020 newsletter

Attached is our newsletter for February 2020. Available exclusively to members and friends.

If you are a member/friend, and didn’t receive this by email, please contact the branch secretary. We have moved our mailshots over to the BBKA eR2 system, and there may be a few teething problems to overcome!

Asian Hornet confirmed in Kent

Kay Wreford, our local Seasonal Bee Inspector, has informed our Asian Hornet Action Team (AHAT) today (9th September) that there’s been a confirmed asian hornet report in the Ashford area.   Can we all be extremely vigilant and keep an eye out for hawking in front of hives and spend some time around ivy to spot any possible Asian hornets. TAKE a PICTURE!!! and send it to us (hornet@canterburybeekeepers.org.uk) and /or report it with the AH app on your phone.   Asian hornets are big black things shaped like wasps, but about an inch long … 

There’s lots of information in our September 2019 newsletter: