If you would like to know more about the Asian hornet, there are two pages which will be of use to you:The National Bee Unit's BeeBase page on the Asian hornet;The Non Native Species Secretariat's page on the Asian hornet.Additionally, if you are interested in finding out more details of the Tetbury outbreak in 2016, including genetic analysis of t […]
Please note that in order to see some of the content, you may need to temporarily turn off your pop-up blocker.Please click the following blue link to view an image of an Asian hornet sighting in Woolacombe hawking in front of beehives . Image courtesy of Martyn Hocking.Following suspect sightings, on Sunday 24th September the NBU received two photographs fr […]
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The National Bee Unit has several Regional Bee Inspector Posts advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website. The areas we are recruiting in are:Northern England, geographical area covering: Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Wirral and Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Northumberland;North East of England, geographical area coverin […]
Dear Beekeepers,It's time to update your BeeBase records with the total number of overwintering hives as of 1st November 2017. To do this click on the link below.https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/secure/beekeeper/hiveCensus.cfmMore details of this initiative, its importance and why we need your help can be found on the Hive Count page.We thank yo […]