Get ready to find Asian hornets in your apiary – notes from a talk by Martyn Hocking

Source: https://adventuresinbeeland.com/2018/03/15/get-ready-to-find-asian-hornets-in-your-apiary-notes-from-a-talk-by-martyn-hocking/

This weekend I went to the Cornwall Beekeepers Association (CBKA)’s AGM. There were some probing questions asked… but luckily there was also plentiful tea and cake to sweeten the proceedings. The CBKA’s setup is more fragmented than Ealing as it is split into seven local groups spread around the county. There is also a West Cornwall Beekeepers’ Association! It was hard deciding which to join since I live in central Cornwall, so for now I’ve joined both.

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An apiarist should know the right place for the beehives. The area must have sufficient sources of nectar for the bees to get. You need to make sure beekeeping is enabled in your area if you decide to place your beehives at your backyard. There are several places limited to beekeeping; you need to get permission concerning this.

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