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To Join Our Association send your name, address and email to this address

 

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You can also look up our own magazine     BEETALK which is full of  information about us and  what we get up to. The links are below.

You will need acrobat Reader to view the PDF files of Beetalk :Download Here

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            BEETALKS              our Groups  Magazine.

Beetalks will start again in the New Year.

 

Watch this space

 

 

 

 

 

 

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                            BEGINNERS TOPICS

General Tips No 1     Buying second hand equipment.  

 General Tips No 2    Finding the Queen   

The First Inspection    Basic Swarm Management 

Beehive Parts Video     Home made Apiguard

Varroa Control Management Options    Feeding your Bees 

 Bee Life Cycle

BBKA BASIC ASSESSMENT  PROSPECTUS

 

 

 GENERAL SECTION: TIPS ETC

Swarm Control

The Curry Method of Swarm Control     

Another Method of Swarm Control

The Snelgrove Board      Horsley Board      T

The Taranov Board   

Shook Swarm Method    Basic Swarm Management    

Swarm Control

Variation on the Curry Method of Swarm Control       

 Winter feeding tip

Guide to swarming and swarm control- e-book

 Pollen Identification Chart

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MISC ITEMS

Register your bees/ apiary with Beebase HERE Click to register

 Hopkins method of Queen Rearing. Sent in by Bob Fulton

The Taranov Board          Pollen Substitute    

 BBKA Information Leaflets

Protofil a alternative to Fumidil B now we can no loner get hold of it

Apiary Hygiene.  Rose Beehive method of Beekeeping

 Bee Feed Recipes Etc       Feeding your Bees

Asian Hornet Trap     Chalkbrood    

Varroa Control Management Options

 Identifying a British Black Bee:   Honey Bee Life Cycle      

 Bee Feeds etc 

Bee Propolis

Any Suggestions or Tips please send  to

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VARROA CONTROL

Varroa and Sugar Dusting. Study in Varroa Control     

Bailey Comb Change

ApiLire Var           ApiGuard   

Simple and Safe Varroa Mite Control   

Control of Varroa Destructor in Honey Bee Colonies. General items

 Varroa control with Oxalic Acid

Varroa and sugar dusting. A study in Varroa Control.

Varroa Control Management Options

Varroa control without using any chemicals.

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EQUIPMENT AND BEES SUPPLIERS

Thorne's Beekeeping Supplies    Sheriff International

Beehives at Realistic Prices  

National Beehives at Realistic Prices

Drawhive. Great for anyone with a bad back   

 Lancashire Honey Bee Products

Northwest Beekeeping supplies  

Paynes Bee Supplies for Polystyrene Hives

The Bee Man:::::: UK  Bees Supplied     

Cornwall Bee and Honey Supplies

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COUNTY AND BEE UNIT ITEMS.   

Adopt a Beehive from the BBKA..     

BBKA  Examinations and Assessments

Honey Regulations    Varroa Leaflet.            Small Hive Beetle Leaflet.

Honey Bee Health Research Concepts from The BBKA        

 Foulbrood Leaflet.    Tropilaelaps Leaflet

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E BOOKS

The Travelling Beehive,

The Honey File

Beekeeping for all 

Queen Rearing  

Abbé Warré   Beekeeping For All E Book

E -book::::: Backyard Beekeeping from the USA but OK

Beekeeping Basics

Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained

Beekeepers Quarterly

Learn how to keep Bees Successfully.

Beekeeping and sustainable livelihoods...

Sandwich Recipes. Make a butty then eat it whilst watching your bees

All about Honey Bees

Another great Book on Varroa Control this time from New Zealand.

Large file so expect a long wait for in to download

Again from New Zealand :: Bee Diseases. 

Large file  so expect a long wait for in to download

Jigsaws Puzzles. Click on a Jigsaw download it and then open it a do the puzzle

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DOWNLOADS

Suggestions for the Beekeepers' Library

Moving Hives

Hive Inspection Sheet

Hive record Card

Simple Queen Rearing                  

Group decision making in nest-site selection by honey bees

 

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

British Dark Honey Bees

Top bar Beekeeping in Yorkshire Blog

Some Fantastic Bee Photographs.

A great website with free books on Beeswax and Honey

Beedata.com :: Bee Information website...... Great site.

Bees Abroad. Support and Bee Holidays Abroad. Lovely Idea and a worthy site

National Bee Unit.. A Must site for info on Bee Inspectors/ Disease updates etc

Top  Bar Hives. An alternative to traditional beekeeping. Give it a go

Bees and Wasps. An entertaining site full of interest

Bill Ainsworth's Black Bee Blog

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OTHER  UK  BEEKEEPING  ASSOCIATIONS

The British Beekeepers Association       

Lancashire Beekeepers Association web site

Ormskirk and Croston Beekeepers Association

Liverpool Beekeepers Association

Oldham Beekeepers Association

Southport  Beekeepers  Association

Croydon Beekeepers Association

Kent Beekeepers Association

Manchester Beekeepers Association

Preston Beekeepers Association

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OTHER INTERESTING SITES

The Late Dave Cushman's brilliant website. Lots of info about bees.

BIBBA

Bee Data 

Nothing to do with bees but a great nature site about Bats and British Mammals

Sugar Free Recipes.   A great site for all you sugar free cooks out there

The Recycle Works

Friends of Bees a Beekeeping Charity... Worth a look at

Thailand Honey Bee Farm and Research Centre

For those of you who are interested in Bee Art

Beekeeping for Kids or should we say  the next generation of Beekeepers

An interesting site about Bumblebees

BEE-L listserv: Informed Discussion of Beekeeping Issues and Bee Biology


beesource.com


NOVA Online | Tales from the Hive

Web Links to the world of beekeeping  sites. You name it its here

Something for the beginners

Honey Traveler website

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BEE RELATED VIDEOS.

The Beauty of Pollination:::: Video

Honey Bees life Cycle. Large file 22MB but worth downloading

Life Cycle of the Varroa Mite

A swarm of bees leaving the hive

Beekeeping Sun Bear Style. Video by webmaster in Khao Yai Park Thailand

Wild Beekeeping and Honey Collection

3 great videos 1. Life of danger 2. Hive Intelligence. 3. The Evolution Key.

Bottom to Top of a National Hive Great Video for Beginners

How to put together a super/brood box for a national hive

Queen Laying eggs

Queen Attendance

Guarding the hive

Swarming

 Beehive Parts Video

 Instrumental Insemination of Honey Bee Queens:::Video

 Gathering Stingless Bee Honey in Goa, India

Big Bee farm in Pattaya Thailand

 

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PLANS TO MAKE YOUR OWN HIVES AND EQUIPMENT

Plans for Hives, Extractors, Pollen Traps , Vacs   etc.  A great site for all you DIY enthusiasts.

National Beehive Plans           National Hive Plans    Bee Vac Plans

Build your own beehive / Beehive Plans

Have a go Joe/Make some equipment for yourself

Some more Plans for things to make

Solar Wax Extractor Plans