File updated September 6, 2001
The Beekeepers Annual 2001. Directory of Beekeeping Organisations
Tel: (01422) 882751 Fax: (01422) 886157
and edited by
APICULTURAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Secretary: Clive de Bruyn NDB,
Rural Education & Training Centre
Tel: (01245) 420705
Treasurer: Margaret Thomas NDB
The function of AEA is to act as a forum for professionals with an interest in Beekeeping Education to meet and exchange opinions and ideas.
Membership is open to those working in professional beekeeping education or allied areas, full or part time.
BEE DISEASES INSURANCE LTD.
Secretary: Philip Jacobi
Wimborne BH21 4HD
Tel: (01202) 880789
Manager, Scheme A:
10 Parkhouse Road, Low Moor,
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD12 0QB
Tel: (01274) 678522
Manager, Scheme B:
Mrs. M. Homer
Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9 0PQ
Tel: (01299) 851637
Bee Diseases Insurance provides insurance cover for individual beekeepers, association apiaries and commercial beekeepers alike, against the possibility of their bees and equipment being destroyed as a result of a Destruction Order being levied by a visiting officer from MAFF.
The most common disease resulting in destruction is American foul brood but insurance also covers European foul brood at the moment. It should be borne in mind that colonies infected with Varroasis will be weakened and are therefore more susceptible to infection by AFB/EFB.
Scheme A provides cover for the beekeeper with a total of 39 hives or less. Cover is usually obtained through a member's association although a group of eight or more people can also make an application for cover. Initial enquiries should be made through local associations which will refer the applicant to the Scheme A Manager.
Scheme B provides cover for beekeepers with 40 or more colonies in total. Insurance under this Scheme is on a personal basis and further details can be obtained from the Scheme B Manager.
REMEMBER: DISEASE CAN STRIKE ANY COLONY AT ANY TIME AND IT IS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. PROTECT YOUR APIARY THROUGH B.D.I.
BEE FARMERS' ASSOCIATION
OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Borders Honey Farm
Tel: (01387) 376737
Chairman: G. Burroughs, Halcyon Honey, Woodstock Road, Charlbury,
Oxon, OX7 3ET
Vice chairman. I. Kirkwood, Heatherhills Honey Farm, Bridge of Cally, Blairgowrie,
Tayside PH10 7J6
Treasurer: M.J. Chandler, Dyers Hall Farm, Sundon Rd, Harlington, Dunstable
LU5 6LL Tel: (01525) 874854
Pollination Sec.: M.R. Williams, 41 Clive Road, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 1PJ
Tel: (01795) 478800
BFA is affiliated to the National Farmers Union. Membership is restricted to commercial beekeepers with over 40 stocks. Business is conducted at two general meetings of members, the AGM held in London during the National Honey Show and the residential Spring Meeting held at various venues in March.
· To monitor and to keep members informed about developments in commercial
beekeeping, bee science and UK and EEC legislation.
· Liaison with Farmers, Growers, Contractors, Consumers and other organisations.
· Liaison with UK Government Depts dealing with beekeeping and allied matters.
· Liaison and co-operation with CONBA and UK Beekeeping organisations.
· Contact with European beekeeping organisations and representation on the EEC Honey
Working Party (COPA/COGECA) in Brussels.
· Political lobbying through MPs and Euro MPs.
· To promote the production of high quality UK honey and to pursue cases of misleading
labelling and misrepresentation of honey.
· To provide pollination services through the National Pollination Service.
FACILITIES FOR MEMBERS:
· Frequent Bulletins with news and updates, notes on meetings with MAFF and the EEC,
reports on current beekeeping problems (e.g. varroa) and commercial developments.
· Free advertisement of members' sales and wants (including hive products, bee stocks and spare equipment).
· Crop and winter loss reports.
· Circulation among members of UK and foreign magazines.
· Free insurance for products liability and third party.
· Comprehensive special beefarmers insurance with the NFU.
· Pollination contracts.
· Advice from experienced members on all aspects of honey farming and commercial
beekeeping; sources of equipment and sundries.
· Product directory listing specialist suppliers.
· Discounts from suppliers.
· Bulk purchase schemes.
BEEKEEPING COURSES AND SERVICES
FULL TIME COUNTY BEEKEEPING LECTURERS
These officers offer a comprehensive range of day and evening courses in both theoretical and practical beekeeping for those who wish to take up beekeeping and for experienced beekeepers. They also offer an adult bee disease diagnostic service.
Gloucestershire Tony Boonham, Hartpury College, Hartputry House, Gloucester GL19 3BE
Kent Brian Palmer, Hadlow College, Hadlow, Tonbridge TN11 0AL
Tel: (01732) 850551
Surrey D.H. Daniels, Merrist Wood Ag. College, Worplesdon, Guildford
GU3 3PE Tel: (01483) 232424
PART TIME LECTURERS & FURTHER EDUCATION COURSES IN BEEKEEPING
The following may offer a range of theoretical and practical courses in beekeeping, in some cases an advisory service or a diagnostic service for adult bee diseases only may be offered.
The range of services and activities is wide and this list is not exhaustive but the following may be contacted for details of facilities in an enquirer's area.
Bedfordshire A.R.W. Griffin NDB, 64 Leafields, Houghton Regis, Dunstable LU5 5LX
Berkshire George Butler, Berks College of Agriculture, Burchetts Green,
Maidenhead SL6 6QR
Devon Dr. Mick Street, Bicton College of Agriculture, Budleigh Salterton
Essex Clive de Bruyn, NDB c/o, Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3RR
Gloucestershire J.S. Cox, Gloucestershire College of Agriculture, Hartpury House,
Gloucester GL19 3BE
Hereford & Wor.Jim Crundwell NDB, Pershore College of Horticulture, Worcester
Hertfordshire Peter Dalby, Oaklands College, Hatfield Road, St. Albans AL4 0JA
Humberside R. Chambers, College of Agriculture, Bishop Burton, Beverley HU17 8QG
Norfolk Paul Metcalf NDB, Easton College, Easton, Norwich NR9 8DX
Somerset David Charles, Cannington College of Agriculture & Horticulture,
Bridgwater TA5 2LS
Wiltshire Oliver Menhinick, Lackham College, Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2NY
Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome
BEEKEEPING AT WRITTLE COLLEGE
Essex is one of the few counties which has a full time County Beekeeping Instructor whose job covers all aspects of beekeeping education. Advice to the general public on bees, beekeeping, hive produce, pollination and insecticide sprays is one aspect of the job, nightschool classes
and dayschools for new and experienced beekeepers is another. Instruction for the full time college students and local schools and associations also comes within this brief. There are also opportunities for residential week long courses and long weekend breaks for new beekeepers and experienced apiarists.
A number of out apiaries are maintained for more advanced beekeeping courses and specialist activities such as queen rearing.
A number of courses are run at various centres in the county. In the winter months the theoretical aspects of beekeeping are covered. Some of these classes are specifically geared to the BBKA examinations. In the summer, when the honeybees are active, practical beekeeping classes are run so that students can learn the techniques of handling bees.
In the last 18 months dayschools have been run on the following topics:
· Queen rearing · Pollen analysis
· Pollen Trapping · Skep making
· Candle making · Royal Jelly
· Honey judging · Swarm control
· Pollen supplement making and feeding · Honey marketing
· Brood disease recognition · Foundation making
· Propolic collection and marketing · Varroa update
· Anatomy of the honeybee · Microscopy
· Computers in beekeeping
For Further information on any classes, courses or dayschools contact:
Clive de Bruyn
(County Beekeeping Instructor)
Essex CM1 3RR
Tel: (01245) 420561
BEES I & II
BEEKEEPING EDITORS' EXCHANGE SCHEME
Contact: Northern Bee Books FAO Julie Dower
Scout Bottom Farm
Tel: (01422) 882751
BEES I & II are self-help associations of local, county and country association beekeeping editors which operate principally by exchanging journals monthly through a central address. The schemes are supported by Northern Bee Books.
BEES I was founded in 1984, BEES II in 1994, both after successful beekeeping ediors' courses when it became evident that editors frequently do not have the support they need from their associations. Now fully established as part of the British, Irish Republican and British Columbian beekeeping scene the schemes can make participants and their members the best informed and most up to date beekeepers anywhere. Enthusiasm for BEES is confirmed by a nil drop-out rate.
The aims are:
· to exchange ideas for content and production methods
· to aid others by experience
· to communicate matters editorial
· to share information on national beekeeping issues
· to help and reassure those new to the task
· to give a wider readership to the best writing in
If you are an editor or potential editor and would like to know more about how we operate write to Northern Bee Books.
To join Contact: Mr Rolf Ellis, 19 Whaddon Road, Cheltenham Gloucestershire
GL52 5LZ (U.K.)
Bees Abroad is a new organisation which is registered as a legally recognised UK charity ( Registered Charity No 1079266). We have a very single, very simple objective, that is the relief of poverty through the development of beekeeping. Bees Abroad started when various people who were working independently and privately in two countries ( Nepal and Cameroon) decided to form a properly recognised group because it seemed better to use each others knowledge, experience and skills to best advantage.
We aim to support appropriate and sustainable methods of beekeeping to help people improve their standard of living by becoming bee farmers or to otherwise maximise their benefits from the development of beekeeping and related activities such as improved uses of hive products or marketing.
Bees Abroad offer direct funding and technical support as required for suitable beekeeping projects for a defined period after which they are expected to become self-sufficient. They must be run by a properly formulated local group with a project manager accountable to Bees Abroad. New projects are scrutinised and agreed in detail by the charity's trustees, who include experienced beekeepers, before approval.
We undertake to raise money to help this happen for as many good projects as we are able to cope with. This means that Bees Abroad is first and foremost a direct funding charity.
We raise funds through sponsorship, fundraising events, holidays and member support. By becoming a member of Bees Abroad for just £10 per annum, you can share your beekeeping interests with others, knowing that you are helping to support overseas beekeepers and their families. Members will receive newsletters with progress on the projects and information about the holidays, which offer first hand experience of beekeeping in different countries. We welcome members taking an active part in Bees Abroad. If you would like to help in any way, please contact Hon Secretary, Pam Gregory, Pentrebwlen, Llanddewi Biefi, Tregaron, Dyfed SY25 6RA
BEES FOR DEVELOPMENT
Contact: Dr. Nicola Bradbear
Bees for Development
Tel: (01600) 713648 Fax: (01600) 716167
World Wide Web: http://www.planbee.org.uk
*** Our Philosophy ***
To assist people living in poor and remote areas of the world, and to raise international awareness about the value of beekeeping for poverty alleviation
*** Our Objectives ***
We support beekeepers in developing countries
We promote simple sustainable beekeeping
We help people to gain an income without destroying their habitat
*** Our Rationale ***
Incomes can be earned from the sale of bee products
Crop yields increased with improved pollination
Diets and health improved
We provide information, give expert advice, run training courses and carry out research. If you need information about 'bees overseas' contact Bees for Development!
HELP US in our important work!
·Sponsor a poor beekeeper to receive "Beekeeping and Development". Help them to improve their living standards for just £16 a year.
·Subscribe to " Beekeeping & Development"
· Join a Bees for Development safari: learn and travel with local beekeeping experts
· Buy your bee books and videos from us. Ask for our catalogue Books to Buy.
All income generated supports our valuable and important work
BRITISH BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION
Peter B Spencer
National Beekeeping Centre
NAC, Stoneleigh Park
Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
Tel: (01203) 696679 Fax: (01203) 690682
National Beekeeping Centre, National Agricultural Centre,
Stoneleigh, Warks. CV8 2LZ Tel: (01203) 696679 Fax: (01203) 690682
(Office hours 9.00am12.00 Monday - Friday (inclusive)
Telephone answering service outside office hours
Brian Milward, Office Assistant
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 1995/1996
President: M.J. Badger, Kara, Thorn Lane, Roundhay, Leeds LS8 1NN
Chairman: N. Hughes, 103 Coniston Road, Kempshot, Basingstoke, Hants RG22 5HU
Vice Chairman: I A Preece, Appledore, Box View, Colerne, Chippenham SN14 8DH
Members: F.B. Cramp, 2 Woodland Drive, Groby, Leicester LE6 0BQ
A.P. Dalby, 37 Cecil Road, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire EN8 8TN
G.R. Davies, Landscore, Eastern Road, Ashburton, Devon TR13 7AR
Dr I Davis ,Land-Kotal, Brinsea Rd, Congresbury, Bristol BS49 5JJ
Mrs V. Forsyth, Bryngwyn, 62 Stryd Fawe, Criccieth, Gwynedd LL52 0HB
J. Hendrie, 1 Wasdale Close, West Bridgeford, Notts NG2 6RG
G.H. Moxon, 9 Savery Street, Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3BG
G. Munro, 17, Blackheath Business Centre, 78b Blackheath Hill, London
Dr G Jameson-Turnball,, 48, Coleton Gardens, Ingleby, Barwick, Tyneside
Mas. I.C. Waring, Stoneycroft, Back Lane, LT. Addington NN14 4AX
Treasurer: Miss A West, Sunnybank, Mells, Somerset BA11 3PE
COMMITTEES OF THE EXECUTIVE AND SECRETARIES
ANNUAL DELEGATE MEETING AND FINANCE
EDUCATION & HUSBANDRY
The Husbandry Committee also covers bee diseases and European & UK Government regulations. Details from the Secretary, Dr. I Davis
John Hendrie, 1 Wasdale Close, West Bridgeford, Notts NG2 6RG
Tel: (0115) 982 5804
The Technical Committee covers: Environmental Issues, Research and Scientific, Spray and Pesticides matters of concern. Details from the Secretary, I. Preece.
SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP FEES
Member Associations fix their annual subscription rates according to their financial requirements and the services they provide for their members. The annual capitation fee payable by County and Area Member Associations to BBKA is £7.50. The membership fee payable by Specialist Member Associations is £25 per annum and the Individual Members' subscription is £10 per annum, overseas £15 per annum.
The Examinations Board of BBKA performs a national function, providing a structured range of examinations fulfilling the needs of all beekeepers. All matters concerning examinations, except for the correspondence course, should be addressed to the Examinations Secretary.
Courses to prepare candidates for the Basic Examination, and Modular Examinations are available.
Details from the Courses Secretary, G.M. Collins, 72 Tatenhill Gardens, Doncaster DN4 6TL.
The Legal Adviser to the BBKA may be able to help Local Associations with legal problems to a limited extent. Contact through the General Secretary.
Help and advice for members who have suffered losses from poisonous sprays may be obtained from the Technical Committee Secretary. A leaflet, 'Protecting Honey Bees from Pesticides' is available from Headquarters.
The various gatherings of beekeepers continue to be a feature of BBKA's many functions and provide a vital service for the dissemination of knowledge and the drawing together of members.
The three day Convention held in conjunction with the National Honey Show and the Spring Convention at Stoneleigh, combined with the comprehensive features of the Bee Fair, are now firmly established events. From time to time day or weekend courses are held on special subjects. For the past two years there has been a stand featuring bees and beekeeping at the BBC Gardeners World Live Show.
Every Individual Member of BBKA and every fully paid-up member of a Beekeeping Association affiliated to BBKA is indemnified under Saturn Public Liability policies for sums which they may become legally liable to pay in respect of claims arising out of beekeeping activities made against them for injury or for damage to property. The cover extends to maximum of £2,000,000 arising from any one accident or series of accidents. The beekeeper must bear the first £250 of each and every claim.
Two other types of insurance are available to beekeepers:
1. The "All Risks" which covers loss of or damage to hives and equipment
2. The BBKA Combined Insurance Scheme for Member Associations, which covers various
activities of associations.
Further details can be obtained from the BBKA Treasurer.
This committee was established to develop apicultural education and the BBKA correspondence courses.
· BBKA Year Book contains detailed information about BBKA including the Annual Report
of the Executive and other committees and the Annual Accounts. Copies can be obtained
from Headquarters for £1.00p + 9" x 6" s.a.e.
· BBKA News is issued six times a year, free to all members of BBKA. The Editor/Advertising
Manager is Mrs. S. Blake, Stratton Court, Over
Stratton, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5LQ
information for all area and local BKA officers. £2.00
from BBKA HQ.
The Association's range can be bought at several of the
major national events.
Nr. Towcaster, Northants NN12 8JG.
The main items are:
· Leaflets a number of reasonably priced leaflets on beekeeping matters.
· Show material a range of Prize Cards, Class Cards, Labels and specimen Show Rules,
Honey Grading Filters and Medals.
· Hive Plans detailed plans for the construction of Modified National, Smith, WBC hives
and the Sundown Floor.
· Other items Honeybee Anatomy Transparencies, Badges, Brooches, Ties.
AUDIO-VISUAL AIDS LIBRARY
Requests for video and sound cassettes should be made to BBKA HQ, requests for projection and microscope slides should be made to BBKA Slides Officer J.W. Rainey, Delft Cottage, Wood Lane, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes MK17 8EJ Tel: (01908) 582888.
Catalogues of available material are available for 75p on receipt of a 9" x 6" s.a.e. New material is reviewed by the librarians who welcome enquiries, suggestions and donations of items to improve the service.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR SECRETARIES
Avon Wing Cmdr. T A Salter 44 Edward Road, Clevedon, Somerset BS21 7DT
Tel: (01275) 870295
Berkshire Mrs. S. Napper, 56 Lamorna Crescent, Tilehurst, Reading RG30 5WF
Tel: (01189) 455094
Bournemouth Mrs. E. Ware, 23 Barrowgate Road, Throop, Bournemouth,
Bucks. Mr M Buckle, The Little House, Newton Blossomville, Beds MK43 8AS
Tel: (01234) 881262
Cambridgeshire M. Elaine Rose, 19 Storey's Way, Cambridge CB3 0DP Tel: (01223) 353255
Cheshire M.F. Haynes, 98 Gatley Road, Gatley, Stockport SK8 4AB Tel: (0161) 491 2382
Chesterfield Mrs. S. Wright, 21 Mitchell Street, Clowne, Derbyshire S43 4SH
Tel: (01246) 810771
Cornwall J P Widdicombe,, 4 West Street, Millbrook, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1AA
Tel: (01752) 822335
Cornwall West D G McIntosh, North Parade, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4SH
Tel: (01736) 361294
Cumbria J A Harris, Bankhead Farm, Newby East, Carlisle, Cumbria
Tel: (012280) 573 289
Derbyshire M J Cross, Harlestone, Beggarswell Wood, Ambergate, Derbyshire DE56 2HF
Tel: (01773) 852772
Devon C. Utting, Codden, Golf Links Road, Westward Ho!, North Devon
EX391HH Tel: (01237) 474500
Dorset C. Slade , 13, Church Road, Maiden Newton, Dorset DT2 0AB
Tel: (01300) 320777
Dover & Dist. Mrs E Gordon-Sales 10 Radnor Park Road,
Folkstone, Kent Tel: (01303) 251971
Tel: 07970 926250
Glos. C. Smallwood, "Cartref" Dark Lane, Swindon Village, Cheltenham GL51 9RW
Tel: (01242) 235074
Gwent Mrs J Bromley, Ty Hir, Monmouth Road, Raglan, Monmouthshire NP5
Tel: (01291) 690331
Hampshire Mrs. J. Powell, 64 Burnt House Lane, Stubbington, Portsmouth PO14 2EF
Tel: (01329) 663467
H'gate & Ripon Mrs. M. Smith, Flat 1, 1 Brunswick Drive, Harrogate HG1 2PZ
Tel: (01423) 858209
Herefordshire Mrs. H.L. Beaver, Rose Cottage, Upper Hill, Leominister HR6 0JZ
Tel: (01568) 720343
Hertfordshire Mrs. O.M. Gabriel, 25 Winton Drive, Cheshunt, Herts. EN8 9JP Tel: (01992) 626903
Hunts. D Williams, Wikyn House, Church Street, Woodhurst, Huntingdon PE17 3BN
Tel: (01487) 822228
Isle of Man Mrs E Speers, Fy-Yerrey, Eyreton Road, Crosby, Isle of Man IM4 4BR
Tel: (01624) 851784
Isle of Wight Mrs. J. Starling, Afton, Cranmore Avenue, Yarmouth PO41 OXS
Tel: (01983) 760634
Kendal & S. W'ld J.M. Bottomley, 21 Hillcrest Drive, Slackhead, Beetham, Milnthorpe
LA7 7BB Tel: (01732) 883163
Kent P. Baker, Friston, Borough Green Road, Igghtham, Kent TN15 9HS
Tel: (0181) 777 1841
Kings Lynn Mrs. M. Dunkley, Castle Farmhouse, Wormegay, Kings Lynn PE33 0SE
Tel: (01533) 840315
Lancs. & N.W. Mr Myron, Park Cottage, 24, Laurel Road, West Park, St Helens
Tel: (01744) 21614
Leics. & Rut'd F.B. Cramp, 2 Woodland Drive, Groby, Leicester LE6 0BQ Tel: (0116) 287 6879
Lincolnshire Mrs. A. Holderness, 15 Holdingham, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 8NR
Tel: (01529) 302774
London J Lush, 97 Larkhill Rise, London SW4 6HR Tel: (0207) 622 9407
Ludlow & Dist. Mr Proctor, Stone House, Knowbury, Shropshire SY8 3LR Tel: (01548) 890895
Manch. & Dist. Mrs. M. Bohme, 54 Dunster Drive, Flixton, Manchester M31 3WR
Tel: (0161) 747 7292
Middlesex Mrs. J.V. Telfer, Midwood House, Elm Park Road, Pinner HA5 3LH
Tel: (0208) 868 3494
Mole Apiary D. Cutler, Romney House, 70 Hurst Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT6 1AL Club Tel: (0208) 224 9283
N'castle & Dist. J R Pearce, 8 Lynwood Close, Darras Hill, Ponteland, Newcastle NE20 9JG
Tel: (01661) 824810
Norfolk Mr Heighes, 27 Parsons Mead, Eaton Village, Norwich NR4 6PG
Tel: (01603) 453123
Northants. Ms M Holland, 22 Graham Hill, Silverstone, Northants NN12 8UQ
Tel: (01327) 857328
Northumberl'd I. Homer, Dyke Row Cottage, Stanegate, Newbrough NE47 5BE
Tel: (01434) 674395
Notts. M. Jordan, 29 Crow Park Avenue, Sutton on Trent, Nr Newark NG23 6QG
Tel: (01636) 821613
Oxfordshire Mrs Moyes, The Grange, 31 Acre End Street, Eynsham, Oxon OX8 1PF
Tel: (01865) 880 288
Peterborough P.G. & J.E. Newton, 65 Queen Street, Yaxley, Peterboro' PE7 3JE
Tel: (01733) 243349
Shropshire Mrs P G Mungeam, Upper Dumble Holes, Westbury, Shrewsbury SY5 9HE Tel: (01743) 791081
Shropshire N. Mrs R Whittaker, Aston House, Barkers Green, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5JN Tel: (01939) 233500
Somerset Mrs S Perkins, Tengore House, Tengore Lane, Langport, Somerset TA10 9JL
Tel: (01458) 250095
Staffs. N. Mrs A Hulme, Rook Hall Farm, Butterton, Newcastle under Lyme ST5 4DX
Tel: (01782) 657666
Staffs. South R Davis, 1 Devall Close, Rugeley, Staffs WS15 1JW Tel: (01889) 585839
S'ford on Avon D.N. Keyte, Sunnybank, Wootton Wawen, Solihull B95 6BH Tel: (01564) 792872
Suffolk Ian McQueen, 643 Foxhall Road, Ipswich Tel: (01473) 420187
Surrey D Reygate, 3 Blue House Gardens, Limpsfield, Oxted RH8 0AUTel: (01883) 716273
Sussex Mrs R H M Champion, 45 Ridgeway, Hurst Green, Etchingham TN19 7PJ
Tel: (01580) 860379
Sussex West R L Noakes, Highfield, Newpound Common, Wisborough Green,
Billinghurst RH14 0EJ Tel: ex directory
Thanet TMrs R Pearce, Summerfield Cottage, Summerfield, Woodesborough,
Nr Sandwich CT13 0EW Tel: (01304) 614789
Twickenham & Thames Valley
C. Deaves, 12 Chatsworth Crescent, Hounslow TW3 2PB Tel: (0181) 568 2869
Warwickshire Mrs. C.F. Davis, The Pines, Hidgetts Lane, Berkswell CV7 7DG
Tel: (01676) 533252
Wiltshire W. H. Clark, Applegarth, 97 Westbury Leigh, Westbury BA13 3SF
Tel: (01373) 822892
Worcestershire Mrs. U. Brandwood, 10 Monnow Close, Droitwich Spa WR9 8TF
Tel: (01905) 772070
Wye Valley W. Hartland, Red House, Hollybush Lane, Much Birch, Herefordshire HR2 8HX Tel: ex directory
York & Dist. T. Robinson, 71 Broadway, York YO1 4PJ Tel: (01904) 626170
Yorkshire G.M. Moxon, 9 Savery Street, Southcoates Lane, Hull HU9 3BG
Tel: (01482) 782052
Unaffiliated Beekeeping Associations
Bedfordshire R. Sherwood, 157 Bedford Road, Wootton MK43 9BA
Carshalton H.C.J. Steggals, 111 Carshalton Park Road, Carshalton Beeches, Carshalton
Enfield D.L. Curtis, 47 Hadrians Ride, Lincoln Road, Enfield EN1 1DF
Medway Co. Kent
P. Griffiths, Park House, The Street, Newnham, Sittingbourne ME9 0LU
Jersey E. Gautier, Cromwell Lodge, Belvedere Hill, St. Saviour, Jersey, Ch. Islands
ASSOCIATION EXAMINATION SECRETARIES
Avon G. Simms, Westholm, Lake Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 9JA
Berkshire G.R. Hawthorne, 69 West Chiltern, Woodcote, Reading RG8 0SG
Bucks. D.J. Pigram, 4 Hobart Close, High Wycomb, Bucks. HP13 6UF
Tel: (01494) 523783
Derbyshire B. Fletcher, 217 Henhurst Hill, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire DE13 9SX
Devon J.D. Yates, Tides Reach, Yealm View Road, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth,
Devon PL8 1AN
Dorset R.O.M. Page, 452 Chickerell Road, Weymouth DT3 4DH
Dorset South Mrs. M. Davies, 80 Leybourne Avenue, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth,
Dorset BH10 6HE
Essex W.D. Fildes, 18 Andersons, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 7JF
D.J. Webber, Breewood Cottage, School Lane, Great Horkesley, Colchester,
Esaex CO6 4BW
Glos. K.B. Durk, 242 London Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL52 6HS
Hampshire J.D. Cossburn, Roselea, Hamdown Crescent, West Wellow, Romsey
H'gate & Ripon M.J.M. Annett, 3 Rossett Drive, Harrogate HG2 9NS
Herefordshire P. Quilliam, 71 Seaton Avenue, Hereford HR1 1NP
Hertfordshire G.A. Emmerson, 41 Bloomhills, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. AL5 1RE
Kent Mrs. J.S. Lea, Maypole Farm, Maypole Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN17 2QP
Tel: (01580) 211614
Lancashire C. Rawnsley, 31 Brunswick Road, Morecambe, Lancashire
Oxfordshire Mrs M. Rees, 4 Quarry Hollow, Headington OX3 8JR
Notts. D. Guthrie, 9 Winchilsea Avenue, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4AD
Shropshire N. Mrs. A. Thorpe, Wynn Cottage, Lower Perthy, Ellesmere, Shropshire
SY12 0HX Tel: (01691) 622852
Somerset David Charles, Bickerton, Church Lane, West Pennard, Glastonbury BA6 8NT
Staffs. N. Dr. N.C. Mawby, Glenwood, Wood Lane, Longsdon, Stoke on Trent
ST9 9QB Tel: (01538) 399322
Staffs. S. D.J. Clift, Rose Cottage, 14 Long Lane, Newtown, Great Wryley WS6 6AU
Tel: (01922) 401105
Suffolk Mrs. Sally Green, 22 Old Street, Haughley, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 3HX
Tel: (01449) 770391
Sussex East Mrs. D. McKecknie, 137 High Street, Lindfield,
Sussex West R. Hamilton, 137 Pondtail Road, Horsham RH12 5HT
Warwickshire P.D. Lishman, Aston Farm House, Newtown Lane, Shustoke, Coleshill
Yorkshire G.M. Collins, 72 Tatenhill Gardens, Doncaster,
S. Yorkshire DN4 6TL
room for the written Examinations and recommending an invigilator.
BBKA SENIOR HONEY JUDGES
Badger M.J. 14 Thorn Lane, Leeds LS8 1NN
Blackburn, Mrs. H.M.
15 Highdown Hill Road, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8QR
Brown Mrs. V. 20 Swains Lane, Flackwell Heath HP10 9PU
Capener Rev. H.F. 1 Baldric Road, Folkestone CT20 2NR
Clark, Mrs. R.E. 10 The Park, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3JL
Collins G.M. 72 Tavenhill Gardens, Doncaster DN4 6TL
Cooper Miss R.M. 10 Gaskells End, Tokers Green, Reading RG4 9EW
Creighton R. Long Reach, Stockbury Valley, Sittingbourne ME9 7QP
Creighton Mrs. K. Long Reach, Stockbury Valley, Sittingbourne ME9 7QP
Daniels D.H. Twin Oaks, Nightingale Road, Ash, Aldershot, Hants.
Davies Mrs. M. 80 Leybourne Avenue, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth BH10 6HE
Diaper B. 69 Russell Bank Road, Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield B74 4RQ
Dickson, Ms. F. Didlington Manor, Didlington, Thetford, Norfolk IP26 5AT
Duggan R.M. Redstone Wood Cottage, Philanthropic Lane, Redhill RH1 4DF
Fielding L.G. Linley, Station Road, Lichfield WS13 6HZ
Hart H.R. 8 Manor Rise, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4DB
Hawthorne G.R. 69 West Chiltern, Woodcote, Reading RG8 0SG
Hender L. Higher Cottage, Westowe, Lydeard St. Lawrence, Taunton TA4 3SH
Hughes E. 5 Rowdale Crescent, Sheffield S12 4SJ
Jones W.J. Avalon, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd LL48 6LJ
Glengarra Wood, Burncourt, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
McCormick E. 14 Akers Lane, Eccleston, St. Helens, Lancs. WA10 4QL
Orton J. Occupation Road, Sibson, Nuneaton CV13 6LD
Rawlings A. The Elms, Frog Lane, Upper Boddington, Daventry NN11 6DJ
Read A.J. Everest, Firs Road, Winterslow, Salisbury SP5 1ST
Rodgers J.S. 46a Turner Road, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5LA
Rolt Mrs. R.E. Ambonne, Northfields Lane, Aldingbourne, Chichester PO20 6UH
Rounce J.N. Mill View, Scarborough Road, Great Walsingham NR22 6AB
Salter T.A. 74 Hawthorne Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 1EG
Scruby J.T.W. Pilgrims Ridge, Markway, Godalming, Surrey
Sommerville G. Valley View, Healey, Masham, Ripon HG4 4LH
Symes C.J. 189 Marlow Bottom Road, Marlow SL7 3PL
Taylor A.J. The Old Pyke Cottage, Hethelpit Cross, Staunton GL19 3QJ
Tonsley C.C. 46 Queen Street, Geddington, Kettering NN14 1AZ
Tucker J.C. 18 Cedar Road, Woodsmoor, Stockport SK2 7DN
Vickery R.G.L. Ponderosa, Verwood Road, Three Legged Cross, Wimborne BH21 6RN
BBKA INTERMEDIATE HONEY JUDGES
Ashley, Mr. T. E. Meadow Cottage, Elton Lane, Winterley, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 4TN
Buckle, Mr. M. J. The Little House, Newton Blossomville, Bedford MK43 8AN
Chirnside L. Bryn-y-Pant Cottage, Upper Llanover, Abergavenny NP7 9ES
Donoghue J. Bunnagappa, Walsh Islands, Geasehill, Co. Offaly, Eire
Duffin J.M. Ringwood, Hampshire
Guest S.B. Bridge House, Hindheath Road, Wheelock, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 9LY
Harries C.D. 53 West View, Creech St. Michael, Taunton TA3 5DU
BEE IMPROVEMENT & BEE BREEDERS' ASSOCIATION
Secretary: David Allen 75 Newhall Road, Kirk Sandall ,Doncaster DN3 1QQ
Tel/fax 01302 885813 e-mail: email@example.com
Membership Secretary: Brian Dennis, 50 Station Road, Cogenhoe, Northants NN7 1LU
Tel 01604 890117 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Hinchley, 2 Birchwood Road, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7HB
Tel 01773 832086
Breeding Groups Secretary: Albert Knight, 11 Thomson Drive, Codnor, Ripley DE5 9RU
Tel: 01773 745287 Fax: 01773 570461 e-mail: email@example.com
BIBBA is an organisation devoted to encouraging beekeepers to breed native bees. The bee more suited to our environmental circumstances than other sub species.
BIBBA's aims are publicised through books, workshops, lectures and conferences.
BIBBA also co-operates with continental Beekeeping and breeding groups interested in conserving and improving their own native bees.
Breeding techniques advocated include:
· Assessment of colonies by observation, recording certain criteria on standard
· Determination and purity of sub species by measurement of morphometric characters and mitrochondial DNA.
· Use of mini nucs for the mating of queens economically
BIBBA Publications include:
· The Honeybees of the British Isles by Beowulf Cooper
· Breeding Techniques and Selection for Breeding of the Honeybee by Prof. F. Ruttner
· The Dark European Honey Bee by Prof. F. Ruttner, Rev. Eric Milner and John Dews
· Breeding Better Bees using Simple Modern Methods by John E. Dews and Rev.Eric Milner
· Better Beginnings for Beekeepers by Adrian Waring
BIBBA encourages the formation of Bee Breeding Groups, and the sharing of knowledge between groups and provision of genetic material.
BIBBA Conference 2002. Watch the Bee Press or enter our mailing list.
Top Speakers, Different Topics and Practical Workshops.
BIBBA is only a click away. www.bibba.com
THE C.B. DENNIS BRITISH BEEKEEPERS' RESEARCH TRUST
Registered Charity No.328685
Hon. Secretary: Ms. B.V. Ball
104 Lower Luton Road
Herb. AL4 8HH
Chairman: Prof. L.A.F. Heath
Treasurer: Mr. L.F. Hewitson
Dr. D.A.W. Hill
This Charitable Trust was established in 1990 through the generosity of Mr. C.B. Dennis. It aims to use the interest from the capital investment of £65,000 to support British research projects that are likely to benefit beekeeping in the relatively short term, giving some priority to work on bee diseases. The total amount of income available for award annually is only about £5,000. This will allow the Trust to help existing projects or support short term investigations but not to initiate new areas of research.
The Trust is an independent body making awards to institutions or individuals on the basis of scientific merit of submitted proposals and perceived benefit to British beekeeping. Eight awards have been made to date and the following examples illustrate the diversity honey bee research supported.
Dr. Ingrid Williams of Rothamsted Experimental Station was assisted in the collection and analysis of data on pollination practice in the UK; information that is rarely published but essential for apiculture to be recognised as a vital component of sustainable agriculture in the nineties and beyond. The results of this work were presented in the lecture Dr. Williams gave at the BBKA Spring Convention in April 1992 and have now been published as part of wider studies.
Dr. William Kirk of the University of Keele, Staffordshire received support over three years to produce an updated and comprehensive colour guide to the pollen loads of honey bees in Britain. This practical aid to beekeepers has now been published and is an essential text for those who wish to identify the pollen sources of their bees.
Other awards have been made to Mark Allen of Rothamsted Experimental Station who aimed to develop a rapid, specific and sensitive serological test for detecting honey bee viruses in the parasitic mite Varroa jacobsoni, to the International Bee Research Association for portable
computer equipment that could be used to increase the availability of their extensive databases to the beekeeping public at meetings and shows and to Fani Hatjina, a student at Cardiff University, to enable her to complete her studies on means of improving the efficiency of pollination by honey bees.
Application forms for research project funding and guidance notes for applicants are available on request from the Secretary.
The Trust is seeking additional financial support to build up the investment capital so that sufficient income is generated to initiate the research that beekeepers would like to see undertaken. To achieve this end will take many donations of all sizes from individuals, branches, county associations and other organisations. All donations, however small, will be added to the capital and bee reasearch will benefit from the income in perpetuity. There are three ways you can help:
l. Make a small donation now
2. Persuade your branch or county association to make a larger donation
3. Consider leaving a bequest to the Trust in your will. As the Trust is a registered Charity this
can reduce your inheritance tax liability. The Trust can accept shares or property as well as financial bequests.
Please think about this and help if you can.
THE CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF BEEKEEPERS
Secretary: Margaret English
6 Oxford Road
Teddington TW11 0PZ
President: Brenda Ball, IACR Rothamstead, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 2JQ
Chairman: Prof. R.S. Pickard, British Nutrition Foundation, 52 - 54 High Holborn,
London WC1V 6RQ
Treasurer: T.B. Trood, Blackdown Cottage, Curland, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5SA
N.L. Carreck, IACR-Rothamsted, Harpenden, Herts. AL5 2JQ
Editor: A.W. Johnson, 140 Lovelace Drive, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey. GU22 8RZ
Sales and Distribution: K. Prudom, 8 Marlborough Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset BH14 0HJ
Editor: A.W. Johnson, 140 Lovelace Drive, Pyrford, Woking, Surrey GU22 8RZ
The Central Association of Beekeepers in its present form dates from the time of the reorganisation of the British Beekeepers' Association in 1945. The BBKA was originally made up of private members only. However as County Associations were formed they applied for affiliation and were later permitted to send delegates to meetings of the Central Association, as the private members were then known. This arrangement became unsatisfactory as the voting power of the Central Association greatly outnumbered that of the County Associations and so in 1945 a new Constitution was drawn up whereby the Council comprised Delegates from the Counties and Specialist Member Associations. The private members then formed themselves into a Specialist Member Association with the designation 'The Central Association of the British Beekeepers' Association'; this was later shortened to its present style.
The Association was able to devote itself to its own particular aims, to promote interest in current thought and findings about beekeeping and aspects of entomology related to honey-bees and other social insects. Lectures given by scientists and other specialists are arranged, printed and circulated to members, as has been done since 1879.
Meetings are held in London at the Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly W1, with an annual Conference in Leamington Spa in October. The subscription is £9.00 per annum, £10.00 for joint membership (one copy only of publications).
COUNTY BEEKEEPING MAGAZINES AND NEWSLETTERS
Avon Dr. I.Davies, Landai-Kotal, Brinsea Road, Congresbury,N. Somerset BS49 5JJ
Bedfordshire Ian Beaty, 13 Bowling Green Road, Cranfield, Bedford MK43 0ET
Berkshire Ron Crocker, 25 Ship Lake Bottom, Peppard Common, Oxon RG9 5HH
Cambridgeshire Eleanor Witter, 177 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2RN
Cheshire G.F. Royle, 7 Symondley Road, Sutton, Macclesfield SK11 0HT
Cornwall Gillian Searle, 6 Harleigh Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AQ
Cumbria Mr D G Bates, Greenfield House, Low Green, Temple Sowerby, Penrith CA10 1SD
Derbyshire Mrs. M. Cowley, 14 Montpelier, Quorndon, Derbyshire DE22 5JW
Devon Brian Gant, Leat Cottage, Grange Road, Buckfast, Devon TQ11 0EH
Dorset Margaret Massey, Burley, Shorts Green Lane, Motcombe, Shaftesbury
Durham Jim O'Neil, 10 Idaho Gardens, Darlington DL1 2RG
Essex Pat Allen, 8 Franks Cottages, St Mary's Lane, Upminster RM14 3NU
Gloucestershire Mrs A Ellis, 19 Whaddon Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL52 5LZ
Guernsey BKA Ruth Collins, Colombier House, Torteval, Guernsey, Channel Islands
Gwent Bridgett Woodhead, Stonewall Cottage, Warage Road, Raglan, Gwent NP5 2LD
Hampshire Stephen Fleming, 11 Byfields Road,Kingsclere, Newbury RG20 5TG
Herefordshire Reg Fennah, Highfields, Wormbridge, Hereford
Hertfordshire Mrs O. M. Gabriel, 125 Winton Drive, Cheshunt, Herts. EN8 9JP
Huntingdonsh. Peter Barker, 17 Rectory Lane, Somersham, Cambridge PE17 3EL
Isle of Wight Mrs F Goodhall, Highcliff, Luccombe Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6RS
Kendal & S. Westmorland
Maurice Bottomley, 21 Hillcrest Drive, Slackhead, Beetham, Milnthorpe LA7 7BB
Kent P F W Hutton, 22 Goods Station Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2DB
Leics. & Rutland J Randall, 9 Station Road, Kirby Mulloe, Leics LE9 9EL
Lincolnshire P.Raines Grange Collage, Humberston Avenue,Humberston GRIMSBY DN36 4SL
London M.D.U. Granville, Flat 1, 32 Oppindans Road, London NW3 5AG
Mole A. Club Dennis Cutler, 70 Hurst Road, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AG
Newcastle George Batey, Rift Farm Cottage, Wylam NE41 8BL
Norfolk Paul Metcalfe, Norfolk College of Agriculture, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX
Northamptonsh. Roger G Virgo, 5 Surfleet Close, Lincoln Estate, Corby NN18 9DG
Nottinghamsh. Stuart Ching 122 Marshall Hill Drive, Porchester Notts. NG3 6HW
Shropshire Peter Woodcock, 9 Buildwas Road, Wellington, Telford TF1 3NZ
Somerset Mike Milton, Homestead, South Hill, Somerton TA11 7JQ
Suffolk Zig Ruskin, 41 Bell Lane, Kesgrave,Ipswich, Suffolk IP5 7JH
Surrey D. Daniels, Merrist Wood Ag. College, Worpleston, Guildford, Surrey
Warwickshire Brian Milward, 13 Ash Drive, Kenilworth, Warwickshire
Wiltshire Ronald A Hoskins, 10 Larksfield, Covingham Park, Swindon SN3 5AD
Worcester Mrs U Brandwood, 10 Monnow Close, Droitwich, Worcester WR9 8T
DEVON APICULTURAL RESEARCH GROUP
Chairman: Bob Ogden
Devon EX16 8LJ
David Loo 25 Woodlands, Newton-St-Cyres, Exeter, Devon EX5 5BP
Tel: (01392) 851472
DARG is an independent group of experienced enthusiastic beekeepers whose primary aim is to collect and analyse data on matters of topical interest which may assist their apicultural education and promote the advancement of beekeeping. At their monthly meetings, DARG members discuss various topics in open forum, during which they exchange ideas and information from their personal beekeeping knowledge and experience. They also undertake suitable research projects which further the Group's aims before disseminating their findings by publishing them in inexpensive booklets and other media.
Topics currently being undertaken include:-
The mating of virgin queens
Evaluation of the effectiveness of a proprietory product for the control of Varroa and Chalk Brood
A strategy for controlling Foul Brood
Observations on the control of Varroa jacobsoni
Pollen profiles resulting from bees foraging from members' apiaries
Publications available are:
· The Beeway Code A common sense guide for beginners to help avoid problems with
neighbours and produce a safe and peaceful apiary.
· Seasonal Management A newly published title and a useful aid to planning your work
· Living with Varroa jacobsoni a
best selling title and an invaluable weapon in winning the
· Queen Rearing A new edition providing detailed help in rearing new queens in order to
promote vigorous colonies
· Selection of Apiary Sites full of tips for choosing the right sites for your bees
All titles cost £2.00 per copy (post free) from the Publications Officer (tel. 01392 851472) Enquiries welcome from Associations for bulk purchases at discount prices - please contact the Publications Officer for details.
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THE FEDERATION OF IRISH BEEKEEPERS'
Hon. Secretary: Mr. Michael G. Gleeson,
Ballinakill, Enfield Co. Meath
Tel: (0405) 41433 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Mr. David Lee, Scart, Kildorrey, Co. Cork
Tel: (022) 25595
Vice President: Mr Philip McCabe, "Sherdara" Beaulieu Cross, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Tel: (041) 9836159
Vice President, Ex-Officio : Mr John Donoghue Bunnagappa, Walsh Island, Geashill,
Co Offaly Tel: (0502) 49579
Life Vice Presidents:
Mr. D.J. Deasy, 45 Waltham Terrace, Blackrock, Co. DublinTel: 01 2889085
Mr. J.J. Doran, St. Jude's, Mooncoin, via Waterford Tel: 051 895118
Mr. M.I. Moynihan, 41 Caseyville, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford Tel: 058 42389
Mr. P. O'Reilly, 11 Our Lady's Place, Naas, Co. Kildare Tel: 045 897568
Mr. M.L. Woulfe, Railway House, Midleton, Co. Cork Tel: (021) 631011
Hon. Editor: Jim Ryan, Innisfail, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary Tel: (0504) 22228
Hon. Manager: Mr. Graham Hall, 'Weston', 38 Elton Park, Sandy Cove, Co. Dublin
Tel: (01) 280 3053
Hon. Treasurer: Frances Kane, Firmount, Clane, Co. Kildare
Dr. Brendan Coughlan, Ard-na-Cloch, Corcullen, Moycullen, Co. Galway
Tel: (091) 555211
Summer Course Convener:: Michael Woulfe, Railway House, Middleton Co. Cork
Tel: (021) 631011
This book gives the history of the craft from time immemorial to the present. It is well
bound, hard backed and excellently presented. There are 293 pages of valuable information
and 53 pictures of prominent beekeepers past and present. Price £6.00
· An Beachaire - The Irish Beekeeper Monthly organ of FIBKA, subscription £10.00stg post
free from The Manager. Readership of the Journal in Northern Ireland carries third party
insurance up to £2,000,000 on any one claim, on
payment of £5.00stg extra.
day. It is an instructional book on beekeeping published as a millennium project and should prove a modern treatise on the craft of beekeeping and its associated products. There are over 200 pages, also many photographs and illustrations. Price £10.00
The Library is owned and controlled by FIBKA. It contains very many valuable books ancient and modern, available to members for return postage only. The Librarian is Jim Ryan, Innisfail, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
The Examinations Board has sponsored correspondence courses for candidates preparing for the Intermediate and Senior (Bee Masters) Examinations. Applications to John Cunningham, Main Street, Tramore, Co. Waterford.
The Board conducts five grades of examinations at the annual Summer Course at Gormanston College: Preliminary, Intermediate, Senior, Lecturer, Honey Judge. Preliminary Examinations are also held at Provincial centres in May each year.
The Federation Examinations are recognised as Third Level
Exhaminations by the National Council foe Educational Awards (NCEA), thus
candidates who pass the Senior Examination may apply to the NCAE for a
National Certificate in Science ( Apiculture) and candidates who have
passed the Lectureship Examination and who have at least two years experience
as Lecturers and who have also gained a sufficient standing in the beekeeping
community may apply to the NCEA for a Diploma in Science ( Apiculture),
these awards are conferred by the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) under
a programme of Experiential Learning, for the Diploma a comprehensive
Portfolio must be submitted to CIT, successful candidates are entitled
to use the qualification NatDipSc (Apic). Courses for beginners are run
by Affiliated Associations and the FIBKA holds an Annual Summer Course
in Gormanston College in July. The course caters for three grades of students:
beginners, intermediate, and senior and covers the theory and practice
of modern apiculture. Examinations are held in these grades and also at
Honey Judge and Lecturer level. Further information on the Examinations
may be obtained from the Education Officer, Dr Brenden Coughlan, Chemistry
Department, National University of Ireland, Galway
NATIONAL HONEY SHOW
This is held at Gormanston College in conjunction with the annual Beekeeping Course. The Schedule contains 32 Open Classes and 3 Confined Classes with £400 in prizes. Over 30 Challenge Cups and Trophies are presented for competition.
The limit of indemnity of the public liability policy is £2,000,000 arising from one accident or a series of accidents. There is also product liability of £1,000,000 arising from any one claim. The policy extends to all registered affiliated members whose subscriptions are fully paid up on 31 December of any one year and whose names are entered in the FIBKA register held by the Treasurer.
Ashford Mr. Pat O'Connell, Valentia, Miltown Lane North, Ashford, Co. Wicklow
Tel: (0404) 40198
Banner Mr. Kieran Byrnes, Gurteen, Tulla, Co. Clare Tel: (065) 6835620
Bray Ms. Wendy Bass, Berghoff, Glencree Road, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow
Carbery Mr. S. O'Brien, 71 North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork Tel: (028) 21152
Carlow Mr. John Lennon, 31 Idrone Park, Tullow Road, Carlow Tel: (0503) 41315
Co. Cavan Ms Christine Grey, Tullyvin, Cootehill, Co Craven Tel: (049) 5553164
Co. Cork Mrs. Mary O'Riordan, Cooltubrid, Carigrohane, Co. Cork Tel: (021) 871098
Co. Donegal Mr Vincent Breslin, Bunbeg, Co. Donegal Tel: (075) 31833
Co. Dublin Mr. Tom Barrett, 49 South Park, Foxrock, Dublin 18 Tel: (01) 2895269
Co. Galway Dr. Brendan Coughlan, Ard na Cloch, Corcullen, Galway Tel: (091) 555211
Co. Kerry Mr Pat O'Mahony, Fenit, Co. Kerry Tel: (066) 7136204
Co. Limerick Mr. John Donworth, Raheen, Ballyneety, Co. Limerick Tel: (061) 351551
Co. Louth Mr. Kevin Holmes, Mountbagnal, Riverstown, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Tel: (042) 9376593
Co. Longford Mrs. Brigit Koston, Sunnyside House, Loughgowna, Co. Cavan
Tel: (043) 83285
Co. Mayo Mrs. Mary Clarke, Convent Terrace, Ballina, Co. Mayo Tel: (096) 22559
Co. Meath Mr Ben Ryan, Bolies, Duleek, Co. Meath Tel: (041) 9823440
Co. Offaly Mrs. C. Rainsberry, Briarly, Clonminch, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
Tel: (0506) 51918
Co. Sligo Mr Arnold Griffin, Aoibhinn, Drumcliffe, Co Sligo Tel: (071) 63249
Suck Valley Mr Frank Kenny, Stonepark, Roscommon Tel: (0903) 26156
Co. Waterford Ms Sally Perceval Maxwell, Moorehall, Tallow, Co Waterford Tel: (058)56325
Co. Westmeath Mr. Patrick Crinnigan, Sonna, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath Tel: (044) 42698
Co. Wexford Mr. John Halpin, Ring Road, Mountgarrett, New
Ross, Co. Wexford
Dunamaise Mrs. Margaret Mc. Evay, Graiguenaroun, Abbeyleix, Co. Leix
Tel: (0502) 33408
Dunmanway Mr. M.L. O'Sullivan, Ballyhalwick, Dunmanway, Co. Cork Tel: (023) 45257
East Cork Mr. C. Terry, "Ait na Graine", Coolbay, Cloyne, Co. Cork
East Waterford Mr. Michael Hughes, 51 Woodlawn Grove, Cork St, Waterford
Tel: (051) 373461
Fingal Mr John McMullan, 34 Ard na Mara Crescent, Malahide, Co. Dublin
Tel: (01) 8450193
Foyle P J Costello, Lr Drumaiveir, Greencastle, Co Donegal Tel: (077) 81303
Innishowen Mrs Joan Barker, Lowertown, Malin, Innishowen, Co. Donegal
Tel: (077) 70845
Killorglin Mr Declan Crowley, Gurrane, Killorglin, Co Kerry Tel: (066) 61710
Kilternan Ms. S. Joanita Spearman, Stelmo, Maraborough Road, Glengarry,
Co. Dublin Tel: (01280) 9520
Mid Kilkenny Ms Finola Walsh, Coolaire, Callan, Co Kilkenny Tel: (056) 25233
New Ross Seamus Kennedy, Churchtown, Fethard-on-Sea, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Tel: (051) 397259
North Cork Mr Billy O'Shea, The Cedars, Corrin Lodge, Corrin, Fermoy, Co Cork
North Kildare Mr Gerry Murphy, 51, Willowbrook Park, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
Tel: (01627) 2045
N. Monahgan Mr. Vincent Kiernan, 2 Horseshoe Bridge, Farr Road, Monaghan,
Co. Monaghan Tel: (047) 81172
N. Tipperary Mr. Tony Casey, Clongour, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Tel: (0504) 21963
Roundwood Mrs. M. O'Byrne, "Carrig View", Moneystown South, Roundwood,
Co. Wicklow Tel: (0404) 45209
South Kildare Mr David Kinsella, Rampere, Baltinglass, Co Wicklow Tel: (0508) 81558
S. Kilkenny Mrs Bea Flavin - Dunphy, Luffany, Mooncoin, Co KilkennyTel: (051) 895141
S. Tipperary Mr. Dennis Ryan, Mylerstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Tel: (052) 25600
South Wicklow Tom McBride, Gleendra, Ballynattin, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Tel: (0402) 39941
S.W. Cork Mr. John Bryan, Currarane, Kilbrittan, Co. Cork Tel: (023) 49625
West Cork Mrs Christina Pateman, Caherdaniel, Bantry, Co Cork Tel: (027) 50778
INTERNATIONAL BEE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
International Bee Research Association
18 North Road
Cardiff CF10 3DT
Tel: (02920) 372409 Fax: (02920) 665522
IBRA the International Bee Research Association is the world's premier beekeeping information service. It is a charity devoted to advancing apicultural education and science worldwide. Since its formation in 1949 IBRA has worked to serve the information needs of beekeepers, scientists, advisers, teachers and many other groups. Technically-minded beekeepers in the UK and in other countries find IBRA's journals and library services uniquely valuable.
IBRA's three journals are highly respected among beekeepers and bee scientists.
· Bee World provides beekeepers and scientists with authoritative articles and reviews on topical issues.
· Journal of Apicultural Research is an award-winning English-language journal containing up-to-date original research articles.
· Apicultural Abstracts reviews scientific and practical literature on apiculture and bee
pollination of crops. It provides a way of scanning the world's libraries from your own home.
IBRA also publishes authoritative texts, pamphlets, educational aids, bibliographies and multilingual dictionaries.
World Wide Web
IBRA also provides a free information service on the World Wide Web. Visit our pages at:
The IBRA library holds a wealth of information unequalled elsewhere in the world. It includes 40,000 books and reprints, along with more than 3,000 volumes of beekeeping journals and theses, reports and bibliographies. The library is continually being added to with contributions from many countries.
Another important information service provided by IBRA is the organization of conferences and other meetings. IBRA arranges technical meetings for UK beekeepers and is also involved in co-sponsoring conferences with other specialist societies.
The Association runs, every four years, a unique series of international conferences on apiculture in tropical climates. The seventh such conference was held in Thailand in 2000. These conferences are a forum for discussing practical issues concerning beekeeping in the tropics. The proceedings are published by IBRA and have become valued textbooks. The next in the series will be held in Brazil, in the year 2004.
The publication sales unit at IBRA produces and sells a wide range of books, audio visual material and other items to readers all over the world. This service gives everyone easy access to beekeeping literature, and the profits from the bookshop help to sustain our work. Our comprehensive catalogue BooksPlus is available from IBRA.
IBRA has considerable expertise in consultancy projects and ciontinues to work on contract for international agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations.
The key to IBRA's work is support from members. Their subscriptions provide a large part of IBRA's income and their contributions of information and voluntary promotional work greatly help the association's activities. Members receive a free subscription to Bee World, 10Tel: discount on book shop purchases, and discounts on library services and journals. They are welcome to attend, speak and vote at our annual general meeting and nominate members to serve on IBRA's council. We encourage members to visit IBRA headquarters in Cardiff and use the library.
INSTITUTE OF APICULTURE
Secretary: Prof: R. Pickard,
Director General, British Nutrition Foundation,
High Holborn House
52 - 54 High Holborn London
Chairman: Prof. R.S. Pickard
Treasurer: Dr. Nicola Bradbear
Prof. J.B. Free, Mr. R.E. Gove, Prof. L.A.F. Heath, Mr. G.W. Knights,
Mr. I.S. McLean, Mr. R.W. Sawyer, Mr. L.L. Thorne, Mr. A.C. Waring
The principal objective of the Institute of Apiculture is to establish, somewhere in the United Kingdom, a permanent and independent experimental research centre for the study of bees and beekeeping. The IOA has developed within the Bee Research Unit of the University of Wales at Cardiff and has attracted many donations from beekeepers and their associations since its foundation in 1977.
Members of the Institute receive the following benefits:
· Free copies of "HONEYBEE', the IOA house journal
· Reduced attendance fees at the Bee Research Unit's annual training courses. These include:
c) queen propagation
d) microscopic examination of honey
e) instrumental insemination
· Access to information on all aspects of honeybee biology and apiculture.
· Reduced fees for any services provided by the Bee Research Unit for the apicultural
industry. These include the identification of pollen in honey, Acarapis and Nosema.
At Cardiff, students can investigate any aspect of honeybee biology or any practical problem in apiculture at either Final Year BSc., M.Phil. or PhD level. They have access to the School of Biology's three electron microscopes, analytical laboratories, computing services and technical expertise in most branches of the biological sciences. Fieldwork is undertaken at local out-apiaries in Wales and international projects are underway in Mexico, Pakistan and Portugal. Students are recruited from over 50 different countries throughout the world and a practical contribution is made to the establishment of low cost, low technology apicultural industries.
American Bee Journal - (US monthly) Agents: E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd , Wragby, Lincoln
Australasian Beekeeper - Monthly.
Sample from: PMB, 19 Maitland, NSW 2320
Australian Bee Journal - P.O. Box 365, Emerald, Victoria 3782, Australia.
Bee Biz - A magazine for commercial beekepers. Published 3 times per year.
Subscriptions £12 p.a. from: Northern Bee Books, Scout Bottom Farm,
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorkshire HX7 5JS
Bee Craft - Official monthly journal of the British BKA. Subscriptions and enquiries
to: Alison Mouser, 79 Strathcona Avenue, Bookham, Leatherhead KT23
4HR e-mail: email@example.com
Beekeepers News - Quarterly by:
E.H. Thorne (Beehives) Ltd., Beehive Works, Wragby, Lincoln LN3 5LA
The Beekeepers Quarterly - Companion to the Beekeepers Annual.
Subscriptions £16 p.a. from: Northern Bee Books, Scout Bottom Farm,
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, W. Yorkshire HX7 5JS
Beeline - P.O. Box 192, Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe.
Canadian Beekeeping - P.O. Box 128, Orono, Ontario, Canada LOB 1MO
Gleanings in Bee Culture - US monthly. E.H. Thorne Ltd., Wragby LN3 5LA
Indian Bee Journal - In English. 1325 Sadashiv Peth, Poona 411 8030, India.
International Bee Research Association - free samples of :
Bee World , Journal of Apicultural Research, Apicultural
Abstracts 18 North Road, Cardiff
Irish Beekeeper - Monthly.
Editor: Eddie O'Sullivan, St. Ives, Kilcrea Park, Magazine Road, Cork
New Zealand Beekeeper - Published quarterly for National BKA of New Zealand.
Subscriptions: Dept. Box 4048, Wellington NZ.
The Scottish Beekeeper - Magazine of the Scottish BKA. Membership terms from:
Enid Brown, Milton House, Main Street, Scotlandwell, Kinross-shire KY13
9JA Sample copy on reguest 30p
South African Bee Journal - Bi-monthly. P.O. Box 41, Modderfontein, 1645, RSA.
The Speedy Bee - Monthly US newspaper, £24 from NBB, Scout Bottom Farm,
Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge HX7 5JS
Gwenynwyr Cymru -The Welsh Beekeeper - the publication of the Welsh Beekeepers Association, giving news and views of beekeeping in Wales and abroad.
Editor/Golygydd: J. Burgess B.Sc., Pencae Mawr, Llanfynydd, Caerfyrddin
THE NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN BEEKEEPING
Hon. Secretary: Paul Metcalf NDB
Norwich NR9 5DX
Tel: (01603) 731217
Chairman: Geoff Hopkinson NDB,
39 Old Croft Road, Walton-On-The-Hill, Stafford ST17 0NJ
Tel: (01785) 663350 Fax; 01785 662108 e-mail: GEOFFHIVE@aol.com
The Examination Board for the National Diploma in Beekeeping was set up in 1954 to meet a need for a beekeeping qualification above the level of the highest certificate awarded by the English, Scottish, Welsh and Ulster Associations.
The Diploma Examination, as designed by the Board, was considered to be an appropriate qualifaction for a County Beekeeping Lecturer or a specialist appointment requiring a high level of academic and practical ability in beekeeping. It is the highest beekeeping qualification recognised in the British Isles and a high percentage of the past and present holders of the Diploma have given distinguished service to beekeeping education at all levels.
Although the post of County Beekeeping Lecturer has virtually disappeared, this has merely emphasised the need for some beekeepers to face the challenge of this examination and maintain the high level skills and knowledge needed to keep pace with the increased problems facing all beekeepers at the present time.
The Board consists of representatives from a wide range
of organisations and from Government Departments and together form an
impressive amalgam of expert knowledge in Beekeeping and Education. Although
the National Beekeeping Associations are represented on the Board it is
entirely independent of them.
The Board also organises an Advanced Beekeeping Course covering certain parts of the syllabus, that are difficult to cover by independent study. Lasting a working week, they cover the main sections of the Syllabus and represent the highest level of training available to British Beekeepers at the present time. The outside lecturers are each acknowledged experts in their particular field. For the past two years the Board have been privileged to hold their course at the National Bee Unit at Sand Hutton, York.For further details regarding the Diploma write, enclosing a stamped A.4, to the Secretary.
List of all those who have gained the National Diploma in Beekeeping:
· Mathew Allan · Oonagh Gabriel · Bernhard Mobus
· Harry Allen · George Gill · G. N'tonga
· Harrison Ashforth · Reg Grove · Peter Oldrieve
· John Ashton · Eric Greenwood · Gillian Partridge
· Dianne Askquith-Ellis · A. R. W. Griffin · E. H. Pee
· John Atkinson · Robert Hammond · L. E. Perera
· Miss. E. Avey · C. A. Harwood · E. R. Poole
· Ken Basterfield · Leslie Hender · Bill Reynolds
· Brig. H. Bell · Alf Hebden · Pat Rich
· P. W. Brooke · Ted Hooper · Fred Richards
· Norman Carreck · Geoff Hopkinson · E. Roberts
· Mrs. Rosina Clark · G. Howatson · Arthur Rolt
· Charles Collins · Geoff Ingold · Jeff Rounce
· Gerry Collins · George Jenner · J. Ryding
· Tom Collins · C. F. Jesson · J. H. Savage
· John Cowan · A. C. Kessel · Donald Sims
· S. J. Cox · W. E. Large · Dr. F. G. Smith
· Jim Crundwell · G. W. Lumsden · George Smith
· Celia Davis · Henry Luxton · J. H. F. Smith
· Alec S. C. Deans · A. S. McClymont · Ken Stevens
· Clive de Bruyn · Ian McLean · J. Swarbrick
· A. P. Draycott · J. L. MacGregor · Margaret Thomas
· M. Feeley · Ian Maxwell · John Walker
· Barry Fletcher · Paul Metcalf · Adrian Waring
· David Frimston · J. Mills · Brian Welch
· T. Wilbraham · Pam Gregory · B. Cullen
· David Ashton · Ben Harden
THE NATIONAL HONEY SHOW
Hon. General Secretary:
Rev. H.F. Capener
1 Baldric Road
Folkestone CT20 2NR
Hon. Treasurer C. S. Mence
27 Acacia Grove
New Malden. Surrey KT3 3BJ
President: J.W. Holt
Chairman: W.S. Mundy
Vice Chairman: J.D. Hendrie
Each year, beekeepers from all over the world gather at Kensington Town Hall in London to be present at the National Honey Show, which is regarded by many as the biggest and best honey show in the world.
Not only is there the friendly competition of the show bench with entries from many different countries, together with the excellent programme of the Beekeepers' Lecture Convention, but also stands representing all the major trade and educational organisations.
The National Honey Show is organised entirely by voluntary helpers, who are only too ready to welcome any offers of assistance. For further information, please write to the Hon. General Secretary, or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have you visited our Web site? www.honeyshow.co.uk
The 2001 Show is at Kensington Town Hall on 15th - 17th November
PUT THIS DATE IN YOUR
ROTHAMSTED EXPERIMENTAL STATION
Entomology and Nematology Department
Rothamsted Experimental Station
Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ
Tel: (01582) 763133
Bee Project Leaders:
Prof. Ingrid Williams pollination ecology
Ms. Brenda Ball honeybee pathology
Scientific Staff: Dr. Juliet Osborne, Dr. Guy Poppy,
Apiculturist: Mr. Norman Carreck
PhD Students: Mr. Colin Denholm, Miss Samantha Cook
Rothamsted is the oldest laboratory in the world devoted to agricultural research, having started in 1843, and has a total staff of around 500. Research on bees at Rothamsted has been continuous since 1923 and a number of eminent bee scientists, among them Dr. Bailey, Dr. Butler, Dr. Free, Dr. Ribbands, Dr. Simpson and Dr. Stevenson were pioneers in their particular research areas.
The expertise at Rothamsted in honey bee pathology and pollination ecology is unparalleled and the modern laboratories with a range of specialised equipment facilitate research on diverse topics. Experienced apiary staff maintain c.100 honey bee colonies at different locations and the bee field station houses a behaviour laboratory, observation hive room and bee flight room. Facilities for field crop studies are available on site and experimental design and analysis are backed up by good statistical support.
Prof. Ingrid Williams leads a group investigating the interaction between bees, crops and the environment and the efficient management of native bees for crop pollination. Pollination studies focus on oil-seed rape, field beans, sunflowers, linseed, lupins and white clover. Research into the foraging behaviour of bees is aimed at modelling the numbers of pollinators needed for optimal fertilization, determining its relationships with pollen and nectar production and weather, investigating pollen flow through and from crops and between groups of wild flowers and the interactions between different bee species. The spatial and temporal foraging behaviour of honey bees and bumble bees within agricultural areas is being compared and radar-tracking of individual bees is being used to determine their forage range flight dynamicsand forage preferences. The potential of good bee forage plants for enhancing the arable environment for bees by providing successional forage is being evaluated. The role of
semiochemicals in regulating foraging behaviour and bumble bee colony development is being investigated. A new Ph D project is investigating the role of pollen volatiles as cues for foraging honey bees and bumble bees. The work aims to help ensure sustainable production of entomophilous fruit and seed crops while minimizing environmental damage.
Research in the honey bee pathology section, led by Ms. Brenda Ball, has included studies on the properties, natural histories and means of control of protozoan, mite, fungal, bacterial and viral infections of bees. Recent research has shown that economic damage to varroa-infested honey bee colonies in the UK cannot be directly attributed to the feeding activities of mites but is due to elevated levels of other pathogens, especially viruses. Investigation of the factors affecting disease epidemiology in infested colonies and the role of the mite as an activator and vector of virus infections should provide options for the development of novel management or control strategies to reduce the damaging effects of mite infestation. The mechanism of virus induction in bees and the host response to parasitization are also being investigated.
A one year Rothamsted International Fellowship has enabled Dr. Dejair Message of the Federal University of Viçosa to investigate the cause of a serious honey bee brood disease in Brazil. Such observations on pathogens that appear to be exotic will enable a rational policy on the importation of honey bees to be maintained and equip British beekeepers with the knowledge necessary to reduce the impact of such infections should they become established.
Expertise in bee research is drawn upon by scientific colleagues world-wide and there are research links with institutes and universities in this country and abroad. Working visits can be arranged for overseas scientists wishing to gain experience or specialist skills in honeybee research and they make a valued contribution to established programmes.
Research findings are published in scientific journals but popular articles are also written for the beekeeping and agricultural press. Staff members serve on both national and international committees on diverse aspects of apiculture and lectures are presented to national and local beekeeping associations.
Rothamsted now forms part of the Institute of Arable Crops Research and receives funds for research from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and through commissions and contracts from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, from Levy boards, commercial and other organisations. Beekeeper support for bee research at Rothamsted has been received from both the C. B. Dennis British Beekeepers' Research Trust and the British Beekeepers' Association.
THE SCOTTISH BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION
Mrs. Una A. Robertson
North Trinity House
114 Trinity Road
Edinburgh EH5 3JZ
Tel: (0131) 5525341
Hon. President: The Rt. Hon. Earl of Mansfield D.L., J.P., Scone Palace, Perth PH2 6BE
Hon. Vice Pres.: L.S. Coxon, 10 Eriskay Road, Inverness IV2 3LX
A.J. Lilburn, Mains of Coull, Aboyne AB3 4TS
Hon. Librarian: Mrs. Margaret M. Sharp, City Librarian, City Library, George IV Bridge,
Hon. Legal Adviser:
George Mathers & Co., 23 Adelphi, Aberdeen Tel: (01224) 588611
Hon. Auditor: G. Hendry CA, 20 Parkhill Crescent, Dyce, Aberdeen Tel: (01224) 724247
President: L.M. Webster, Birchlea, Rothiemay. Huntly AB54 7LN Tel: (01466) 771351
Vice President: Mrs U A Robertson, as for General Secretary
Imm. Past Pres.: Ian Craig, 30 Burnside Avenue, Brookfield, Johnstone PA5 8UT
Tel: (01505) 322684
General Sec.: Mrs. Una A. Robertson, North Trinity House, 114 Trinity Road, Edinburgh
EH5 3JZ Tel: (0131) 552 5341
Assistant Sec.: Iain F. Steven, 4, Craigre View, Perth PH2 0DP Tel: (01738) 621100
Treasurer W. A. Mackenzie, 9 Glenhome Avenue, Dyce. Aberdeen AB21 7FF
Tel: (01224) 722598
Editor, Scottish Beekeeper:
Eric McArthur, Melbourne House, Regent Street, Dalmuir, Clydebank
G81 3QU Tel: (0141) 952 1234 e-mail: email@example.com
Conveners of Standing Committees
Membership: Fraser Sim, 27 Moss Road, Tain, Ross-shire IV19 1HH Tel: (01862) 894204
Insurance & Compensation
C. Irwin, 55 Lindsaybeg Rd, Chryston, Glasgow G69 9DW
Tel: (0141) 7791333
Advertising & Publicity
Miss E Brown, Milton House, Main Street, Scotlandwell, Kinross KY13 9JA Tel: (01592) 840582
Education: Ian Craig, 30 Burnside Avenue, Brookfield, Johnstone PA5 8UT\
Shows: Peter C. Aird, Craigview Cottage, West Lynn, Dalry, Ayrshire KA24 4LJ
Tel: (0129) 483 2081
Library: Tom McGravie, Birnam, 12 Foulis Crescent, Juniper Green, Edinburgh
EH14 5BN Tel: (0131) 4534004
Markets: L.M. Webster, Birchlea, Rothiemay, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 5LN
Tel: (01466) 771351 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bee Diseases: Dr. F Isles, Gardenhurst, NewBigging, Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3RH
Tel: (01382) 370315 e-mail: Flora.email@example.com
North Ms B McLean, Upper Flat, 2 Invererne Road, Forres, Morayshire IV36 1DZ
Tel: (01309) 676316 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
East Ian Bruce, 7 Marnie Place, North Muir, Kirriemuir DD8 4TR
Tel: (01575) 575439
West B. Bellamy, Portkil House, Kilcreggan, Argyll G84 0LF
Tel: (01436) 842692
Spray Liaison Co-ordinator:
JR B Simpson, 17 Hill Crescent, Cupar, Fife KY15 4DX Tel: (01339) 655461
AVA Officer: Alistair J. Lilburn, Mains of Coull, Aboyne AB3 4TS Tel: (01339) 881 452
Promotion of Beekeeping: W.B. Taylor, Newbigging Cottage, Drumlithie, Stonehaven
AB39 3YA Tel: (01569) 740375
Internet Sub-Editor: A Joyce, Manachie Lodge, Dallas Dhu., Forres IV36 0RRTel: (01309) 671288
Aims of the Association
To bring together all those interested in beekeeping to the benefit of horticulture and agriculture by providing helpful educational facilities viz:
· to publish a monthly magazine
· to maintain the Moir Library in Edinburgh
· to conduct examinations in the art of beekeeping
· to provide insurance and a compensation scheme for members
* Addresses in SBA Honey Judges List
All those listed claim expenses
All speakers accompany talks with visual aids
NAME TEL. NO. SUBJECT
* R.G. Brown (01387) 252773 General, Honey Preparation
* P. J. Browne (01397) 712 730 General
* I. Craig (01505) 322684 General
* A.B. Ferguson (01461) 500322 General
* C. Irwin (0141) 779 1333 General
* A.J. Lilburn (01339) 881452 Beekeeping Abroad, Beekeeping
* I. C. Maxwell (01292) 520 331 General
* Mrs. A. Middleditch (01289) 382 498 General
* Prof. I. H. Munro (01829) 250 316 General (Scientific)
Little Hill Farm, Wet Lane, Stilston, Malphas, Cheshire SY14 7DY
* Mrs. U. A. Robertson (0131) 552 5341 History of SBA, Moir Library
* J.H.F. Smith NDB (01292) 442838 General
* Mrs. M Stoakley (01721) 720097 Various, including Beeswax
* W.B. Taylor (01569) 740375 General
* L. M. Webster (01466) 771351 General
The SBA arranges courses and awards certificates to successful candidates in the Scottish Basic Beemaster, Expert Beemaster, Honey Judge and Microscopy Examinations. It also actively promotes beekeeping by informing the public, especially the young, about bees and their benefits to the environment.
INSURANCE AND THE COMPENSATION SCHEME:
All members of the SBA have insurance against Public Liability. The SBA Compensation Scheme is restricted to bee colonies located in Scotland and allocates part-replacement value for damage by vandalism, fire, theft and certain brood diseases.
The SBA Moir Library in Edinburgh has one of the world's finest collection of beekeeping books. A library card is issued annually to every member who can borrow books at the cost of return postage only. Details may be obtained from the Library Convener.
Advice is given on all aspects of marketing honey products at appropriate times. Suggested bulk, wholesale and retail prices are notified in the magazine.
· The Scottish Beekeeper is published monthly and sent post free as part of the annual
membership fee of £15 payable to the Membership Convener.
· Introduction to Bees and Beekeeping is £2.00 plus 30p postage and may be obtained from
the Advertising and Publicity Convener.
Members can purchase the association tie, lapel badge, car sticker etc. Details may be obtained from the Advertising and Publicity Convener.
Three major annual honey shows are held in Scotland. They are at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston, Edinburgh in June, the Scottish National Honey Show at the Ayr Flower Show in
August and the Honey Show at the Dundee Flower Show in September. Shows are also held at Aberdeen and Inverness. Details may be obtained from the Shows Convener.
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS AND THEIR SECRETARIES
Ayr I. Jamieson, "Ardmhor", Creoch, Ochiltree, Ayrshire KA18 2QH
Tel: (01290) 700314
Border A.F. Mitchell, 30 Parkside, Coldstream TD12 4DY
Tel: (01890) 882683
Caddonfoot Dr. A.O. Ballantyne, 6 Abbotsford Terrace, Darnick, Melrose TD6 9AD
Tel: (01896) 822409
Clyde Area Dr. D. Christison, Lea Rig, 21 Eastcote Avenue, Glasgow G14 9LQ
Tel: (0141) 959 5376
Cowal Mr Hugh Lockhart, Wandsworth, 16 Ardenslate Road,Kirn, Dunoon
PA23 8LT Tel: (01369) 705 112
Dingwall Mrs P. Piercy, Findon Mains, Culbokie, By Dingwall, Ross & CromatyIV7 8JJ
Tel: (01349) 877401
Dunblane & Stirling Mr Magnus Peterson, Balhadie House, High Street, Dunblane FK15 0ER
Tel: (01786) 822093 e-mail: email@example.com
Dunfermline J. Tout, 13 Middlebank Holdings, By Dumfermline KY11 5QN
& West Fife Tel: (01383) 415534
Tel: (01382) 477762
East Lothian M.J. Hill, 3 Castlemains Cottages, Dirleton, North Berwick, East Lothian EH39 5EG Tel: (01620) 850395
Easter Ross Robin Wylie, Little Gluich, Edderton IV19 1VY
Tel: (01862) 821325
Tel: (0141) 6441110
Edinburgh A. Guy, The Elms, Millburn Road, Bathgate, W. Lothian
& Midlothian Tel: (01506) 654968
Fife Lindsay MacGregor, No 1 Cottage, Hill Tarvit Mains, Cupar KY15 5NZ
Tel: (01334) 652854
Fortingall R.H. Sturrock, Rose Cottage, Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH
Tel: (01887) 20533
Freuchie Mrs. D.M. Stafford, 2 Malt Loan, Newton of Falkland, via Cupar, Fife
KY7 7RZ Tel: (01337) 857470
C.E. Irwin, 55 Lindsaybeg Road, Chryston, Glasgow G69 9DW
Tel: (0141) 779 1333
Helensburgh B.A. Bellamy, Portkil House, Kilcreggan, Dunbartonshire G84 0LF
Tel: (01436) 842692
Inverness-shire R. Buckle, Am Fasgadh, Tomatin, Inverness-shire IV13 7YP
Tel: (01808) 511448
Kelvin Valley D. Christison, Lea Rig, 21 Eastcote Avenue, Glasgow G14 9LQ
Tel: (0141) 959 5376
Kilbarchan I. Craig, 30 Burnside Ave., Brookfield, Johnstone PA5 8UT Tel: (01505) 322684
Kilmarnock & Irvine
J. Campbell, North Kilbryde House, Stewarton, KilmarnockTel:(01560)482489
Kirriemuir A. Bell, Valtos, Mains of Glasswell, Kirriemuir DD8 5QE Tel: (01575) 572899
Largs & Dist Mrs. Ann Fuller, 10 Thirdpart Holdings, West Kilbride, Ayrshire
KA23 9QB Tel: (01294) 829873
Lochaber P.J. Browne, The Rowan Tree, Gairlochy, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire
PH34 4EQ Tel: (01397) 712730
Moray Mr Roger Barclay, 41 Reidhaven Street, Cullen, Banffshire AB56 4SY
Tel: (01542) 840251
Mull Mrs. S. Barnard, Viewmount, Tobermory, Isle of Mull PA75 6PG
Tel: (01688) 2008
Nairn T.W. Rowe, Post House, Littlemill, Nairn IV12 5QL Tel: (01667) 453292
Oban & District Mr M Porter , The Haven, Clachan Seil, Oban PA34 4TN Tel: (01852) 300468
Olrig R. Inglis, Roadside, Skirza, Freswick, Wick, Caithness KW1 4XX
Tel: (01955) 611260
Paisley R.C. Adamson, 25 Richmond Ave., Clarkston, Glasgow G76 7JL
Tel: (0141) 6380752
Peeblesshire Mrs. Morna Stoakley, Drumlin, Craigerne Lane, Peebles EH45 9HQ
Tel: (01721) 720 097
Perthshire J. Shovlin, "Invercarse", 4 Glebe Terrace, Perth PH2 7AG Tel: (01738) 627965
Skye & Lochalsh
T.Rayner, Heron Place, Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9EV Tel: (01478) 612183
S. of Scotland (Secretary-elect)Mrs S Hanlon, Dardarroch Cott. Walleceton Dumfries
Tel: (01387) 820388
Sutherland Mr C Whealing, Tower Lodge, Duke Street, Golspie. KW10 6RP
Tel: (01408) 633265
West'n Galloway L.N. Robertson, Orchardton House, Acre Place, Wigtown, Newton Stewart
DG8 9DU Tel: (01988) 402208
West Linton D. Stokes, 100 Main Street, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9LT Tel: (0131) 440 3477
Not affiliated to SBA:
Aberdeen S.C. Rae, 2 Hartington Road, Aberdeen AB1 6YA Tel: (01224) 322953
SBA HONEY JUDGES
M.J. Allan 41 George Street, Eastleigh, Hants. S050 9BT Tel: (01703) 617969
D.B.N. Blair 44 Dalhousie Road, Kilbarchan PA10 2AT Tel: (01505) 702680
B.S. Brookes Borelick, Trochry, Dunkeld PH8 0BX Tel: (01350) 723222
R.G. Brown 18 Richmond Avenue, Dumfries DG2 7JS Tel: (01387) 252773 or (01556) 690259
P.J. Browne The Rowan Tree, Gairlochy, Spean Bridge, Inverness-shire PH34 4EQ
Tel: (01397) 712730
M. Canham Whinhill Farm House, by Cawdor, Nairn IV12 5RF Tel: (01667) 404314
I. Craig 30 Burnside Avenue, Brookfield, Johnstone, Renfrewshire PA5 8UT
Tel: (01505) 322684
J. Culbert The Shieling, Stanley, Perthshire PH1 4NF
D.H. Daniels Twin Oaks, Nightingale Road, Ash, Aldershot, Hants
G.S. Duncan 36 Seafield Drive, Ayr
A.B. Ferguson Firparkneuk, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie DG11 3LZ Tel: (01461) 500322
W.J. Foubister Westfield, Alford, Aberdeenshire AB33 8QA Tel: (01975) 562025
J W H Guthrie Woodville, North Street, Newtyle, Blairgowrie PH12 8TU
D.L. Hutchinson 4 Beach Road, Tynemouth NE30 2NT
C. E. Irwin 55 Lindsaybeg Road, Chryston, Glasgow G69 9DW Tel: (0141) 7791333
Dr F. Isles "Gardenhurst", Newbigging, by Broughty Ferry, Dundee DD5 3RH
Tel: (01382) 370315
E. L. Jenkin 27 Ferry Road, Monifieth DD5 4NS
W.J. Jones Abalon, Llanfrothen, Grognedd LL48 6LJ
W. M. Lamont Honey Cottage, Newton, Ceres, Fife KY15 5LY
A.J. Lilburn Mains of Coull, Aboyne AB3 4TS Tel: (01339) 881452
A.E. McArthur Melbourne House, Regent Street, Dalmuir, by Glasgow G81 3QU
Tel: (0141) 952 1234
W.A. MacKenzie 9 Glenhome Avenue, Dyce, Aberdeen AB21 7FF Tel: (01224) 722598
Ms B L McLean Upper Flat, 2 Invererne Road, Forres IV36 1DZ Tel: (01309) 671755
H. McLean 11 Stewart Crescent, Currie, Edinburgh EH14 5SE
I.C. Maxwell 8 Knoll Park, Ayr, Ayrshire KA7 4RH
Mrs. A. Middleditch
11 North Lane, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed
B. Möbus NDB 5 Rue Fontfrede, Domaine des Alberes, Laroque des Alberes, F-66740
St. Genis des Fontaines, Roussillon, France
T. Neat 20 Hill Park Terrace, Wormit, Fife. DD6 8PN
Mrs. J. Purcell 275 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3DA
S.C. Rae 2 Hartington Road, Aberdeen AB1 6YA Tel: (01224) 322953
J.M. Robinson Meadowbank, New Street, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire PA10 2LN
Tel: (015057) 2609
A.M. Ross The Anchorage, 12 Low Town, Collieston, Aberdeenshire
T. W. Rowe Post House, Littlemill, Nain IV12 5QL Tel: (01667) 453292
J.T.W. Scruby Pilgrim's Ridge, Markway, Godalming, Surrey GU7 2BW
R.N.H. Skilling 9 Dick Road, Kilmarnock KA1 3AP Tel: (01563) 21625
J.H.F. Smith 23 Taybank Drive, Ayr KA7 4RL Tel: (01292) 442838
Mrs. M. Stoakley Drumlin, Craigerne Lane, Peebles EH45 9HQ Tel: (01721) 720097
W.B. Taylor West Newbigging Cottage, Glenbervie Road, Drumlithie, Stonehaven AB3 2YA Tel: (01569) 740375
C.M. Watson 66 Main Street, Ochiltree, Ayrshire KA15 2PB
L.M. Webster Birchlea, Rothiemay, Huntly, Aberdeenshire AB54 5LN Tel: (01466) 771351
C. Weightman Shilford, Stocksfield, Northumberland NE43 4HW Tel: (01661) 842824
THE TROY TRUST
Registered Charity Number 1078803
Charitable support for beekeepers in developing countries
The Troy Trust works hand-in-hand with Bees for Development helping people to help themselves by the craft of beekeeping
Beekeeping is a worthwhile activity, even for the poorest people in the most remote places. It can help people to improve their standards of living in ways that are completely sustainable. The Troy Trust is seeking funds to provide more help. The Troy Trust will not hand out free hives, but it will provide free information on how to build hives, manage bees and make income from them.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE TROY TRUST
Donations in cash, by cheque, by Charities Aid Foundation cheque, by Gift Aid ( we can supply forms)
Donations should be made payable to The Troy Trust
Account number 60274887
Barclays Bank plc, PO Box 29, Monmouth NP25 3YG
The Troy Trust
c/o Bees for Development
Monmouth NP5 4AB
Tel: (016007) 13648 Fax: (016007)16167
ULSTER BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION
Secretary: Jim Fletcher
26, Coach Road, Comber, Co. Down BT23 5QX
Tel: (028) 91 872163
President: Mrrs Ethel Irvine, 24 Laraugh, Ballycassidy, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
Chairman: Norman Walsh, 43 Edentrillick Rd, Hillsborough, Co. Down
Treasurers: Walter McNeill, 10 Masserene Gds. Antrim, Co. Antrim
Objects of the Association
The objects of the Association shall be to unite beekeepers for their mutual benefit to serve the best interests of beekeeping by all means within its power and to foster its healthy development.
For the purpose of achieving these objects the Association will:
· promote the formation of local beekeepers' Associations
· disseminate information and advice about beekeeping
· provide examination facilities in the art of beekeeping
· maintain and improve the bee environment.
Secretaries of Associations
Mid Antrim J. McWhirter, 67 Main Street, Cullybackey, Co. Antrim BT42 1BW
Belfast F. Green, 14, Holland Gardens, Belfast BT5 6EG
Dromore Dr Helen Elliot, 12 Myrtlefield Pk, Belfast
East Antrim Dr. D.H. Saville C. Biol., M.I. Biol., 20 Hollow Road, Islandmagee BT40 3RL
Fermanagh D Eames, Crawfords Hill, Springfield, Enniskillen
Killinchy S. Thompson, 7 Church Park, Killinchy BT23 6TL
Mid Ulster Trevor Watson, 14 Findrum Rd, Ballygawley, Co Tyrone BT70 2JB
Randalstown Bill Duff, 22 Greenmount Road, Antrim, Co. Antrim
Roe Valley Dave Atherton, 15 Temple Road, Enagh Lough, Londonderry BT47 1TJ
Education: in conjunction with the Depertment of Agriculture and Rural Development the U.B.K.A. organises classes for the Preliminary, Intermediate and Senior Certificate Examinations in Beekeeping following the syllabus of the F.I.B.K.A.
Lecturers; Jim Fletcher, 26 Coach Road, Comber, Co.Down
Ronnie McPherson, 3 Derinilla Lane, Dundrum, Co. Down
Charles Nicholson, Duncrue Cottage, Liberty Rd, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
Insurance: All members of the U.B.K.A. are insured against public liability
Apiary Sites: All nine Associations have their own apiary sites and observation houses partly funded from Leader 2 and an apiary site and other favcilities have recently been set
up at a local Agricultural College.
Honey Shows: the Northern Ireland Honey Show is held annually in September hosted by the Belfast City Parks Department at the Annual Horticultural Show in the Botanic Gardens Belfast. Other honey shows are held throughout N.I. organised by local Associations and Horticultural shows.
Honey Judges: Jim Fletcher, 26 Coach Road, Comber
Michael Young, Mileway, Carnreagh Road, Hillsborough, Co. Down
Conference: The Annual conference is held in spring time ( March - April) at Greenmount Agricultural College, Co. Antrim. Contact U.B.K. A. secretary for details.
Ulster Bee-Keepers' Leader 2 Company Ltd.
Chairman: Mrs Melanie Shillington, 21 Dunarnallaght Rd, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim BT54 6PB
Company Secretary: David Wright, 24 Quarry Road, Lisbane Comber, Co. Down BT23 5NF
Publications: Dromore Buzette published by Dromore and District Beekeepers Association
Editor: Les Simms, 9 Grovernors Ridge Road, Hillsborough. BT26 6LD
Individual membership/aelodaeth unigol
Of the WBKA is provided for persons who do not live within the areas of branch associations, and wish to support the association. Information relating to benefits and facilities provided for individual members and subscribers is available from the Individual Membership/Sububscription Secretary.
The Examinations Board conducts six grades of examinations: Junior, Primary, Intermediate, Practical, Honey Show Judges, Senior. Candidates following the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme may receive information regarding the inclusion of beekeeping as a course submission from the Examinations Secretary.
At the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society's Showground, Llanelwedd. This event is normally held during Late March/ Early April. Information relating to this event, including early booking discounts, is available from the secretary.
All individual and fully paid up members of beekeeping associations affiliated to WBKA are covered against 'Public and Product' liability claims. All affiliated associations are covered against public liability during conventions officially organised by the association.
Paid up members may further insure their equipment and stocks at flavourable rates to cover loss and damage caused by fire, storm, flood, theft, accidental or malicious damage. Further information is available from the Insurance Secretary.
The WBA individual membership benefits include cover against loss of stocks of bees due to Foul Brood Diseases. Affiliated Associations provide this cover for its members.
The reference sections of all county libraries in Wales have details of the names and addresses of Secretaries of Associations affiliated to WBKA. Books on beekeeping can be borrowed from county, branch and mobile libraries. The Library, Ffordd y Bala, Dolgellau LL40 2YS, has been nominated to stock beekeeping books. Members of associations affiliated to IBRA may borrow books/documents from its library.
· Gwenynwyr Cymru - The Welsh Beekeeper
A publication of the Welsh Beekeepers Association, giving news and views of beekeeping in Wales and abroad. The publication is provided free to members of affiliated associations and individual members. Information regarding subscriptions is available from the Individual Membership Secretary.
Articles and advertisement enquiries should be sent to the Editor. Articles written in Welsh should be sent to the Sub Editor.
Honey jar labels, tamper evident seals (with logo), ties, badges, publications, honey show cards etc. are available direct from the sales officer, at conventions, and at the Welsh National Honey Show.
Audio-Visual Aids Service/Gwasanaeth Clyweled
This service is available to all affiliated associations and individual members. Further information is available from the Audio-Visual Aids Secretary.
LecTURERS/DEMONSTRATORS - darlithwyr/Dangoswyr
The names and addresses of lecturers and demonstrators, recommended by associations affiliated to the WBKA, are available from the General Secretary.
Spray liaison scheme/cynllun cyswllt chwystrellu
Information is available from the General Secretary.
Honey/beekeeping sections are included at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Llanelwedd, (OS ref: SO040520) during July, and at county, town and village shows throughout Wales. Information relating to these events may be obtained from secretaries of associations in the locality of the shows.
The historic FFAIR FEL CONWY is held annually in the main street of the town, (OS ref: SH278378), on 13th September. Further information is available from the secretary of Aberconwy a Cholwyn Association.
AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS AND SECRETARIES/Cymdeithasau Tadogol a'u Ysgrifennyddion
Aberconwy a Cholwyn P. McFadden, Ynys Goch, Ty'n y Groes, Aberconwy LL32 8UH
Tel: (01492) 650851
Aberystwyth Mr P.S. Regan, Free Hrade Hall, Taliesin, MACHYNLLETH, , SY20 8JH
Tel: (01974) 832368
M.W. Shaw, Llwyn Ysgaw, Dwyran, Llanfairpwll, Ynys Môn LL61 6RH
Tel: (01248) 430811
Brecknock & Radnor/Brycheiniog a Maesyfed
Mrs. V. Veasey, Pencerrig Home Farm, Llanelwedd, LLANFAIR ym
MUALLT, LD2 3LT Tel: (01982) 553177
Bridgend & Dist/ Penybont a'r Cylch
Mrs. S E Verran, 4 The Moulders, Abercynffig,
Penybont ar Ogwr CF32 9AH Tel: (01656) 724249
Cardiff & The Vale/PenyBont ar Ogwr a'r Fro
Mrs. C. Sharp, 152 Heol Wenallt, CAERDYDD , CF4 6TQ
Tel: (02920) 610175
Mrs. C. Jones , Gilfach y Berthog, Nantgaredig, CAERFYRDDIN,SA32 7TR
Tel: (01558) 668613
East Camarthen/Dwyrain Caerfyrddin
J.Tayler, Tynewydd Cottage, Myddfai, LLANYMDDYFRI, SA20 0QD
Tel: (01550) 720473
Gwenynwyr Cymraeg Ceredigion
W.I. Griffiths, Llaindeg, Comins Coch, Aberystwyth SY23 3BG
Tel: (01970) 623334
Lampeter & District/Llanbed a'r Cylch
Mrs. E. Evans, Ty Glanduar House, Llanybydder SA40 9RN
Tel: (01570) 480531
Llyn ac Eifionydd Mrs V Forsyth, 62, Stryd Fawr, Cricieth, LL52 0HB
Tel: (01766) 523325
Mr D Cordwell, Tyddyn Brongoch, Adfa, Y Drenewydd SY16 3DF
Tel: (01938) 810572
Flint & Distict/Fflint a'r Cylch
Mrs. P. Parry, 9 Heol Wen, Coedpoeth, Wrecsam LL11 3HD
Tel: (01978) 753908
Mr. H. Jenkins, Steynton Cottage, Merlins Cross, Penfro SA71 4AG
Tel: (01646) 684053
South Clwyd/De Clwyd
R. Jones, 13 Maes Meugan, Llanrhydd, Rhuthun LL15 1YH
Tel: (01824) 703523
Swansea & District/Abertawe a'r Cylch
M. O. Cram, Ambleside, 100 Heol Gorwydd, Tregwyr, Abertawe SA4 3AW
Tel: (01792) 875580
J. A. Kane, Fron Rafel, Velindre, Llandyul SA44 5YL Tel: (01559) 370605
West Glamorgan/Gorllewin Morgannwg
Mrs. M. Blackmore, 7 Heol Hendrefoilan, Sgeti, Abertawe SA2 9LS
Tel: (01792) 298048
Non Affiliated/Heb dadogu
Gwent Mrs J Bromley, Ty Hir, Heol Trefynwy, Rhaglan, Brynbuga NP15 2ET
Tel: (01291) 690331
Meirionydd Michael R. Furness, Tyddyn Cwper, Gellilydan, Blaenau Ffestiniog LL41 4EP
Tel: (01766) 590353
WBKA QUALIFIED HONEY SHOW JUDGES/Beirniaid Sioe Fêl Trwyddedig
D.H. Jones Bryn Cynon, Ffostrasol, Llandysul SA44 4TJ
W.J. Jones Avalon, Llanfrothen, Penrhyndeudraeth LL48 6LJ
G.J. Hartshorn 31 Victoria Road, Croesoswallt SY11 2HT
T. Collins NDB Y Bwthyn, Ciliau Aeron, Llanbedr Pont Steffan SA48 8DE
H. Taylor Greenacres, Clayford Road, Cilgeti SA68 0RR
M. Bessent Gwili Lodge, Heol Lot Wen, Rhydaman SA18 3RP
L. Chirnside Bryn Y Pant Cottage, Llanofer, Uchaf, Y Fenni NP7 9ES
D.H. Ferguson Thomas
Mrs. D. Sweet Graig Fawr Lodge, Caerffili, CF8 1NF
Michael Young Mileaway, Carnreagh, Hillsborough, BT26 6LJ
statutory regulations/rheolau cyfreithiol
The administration of the statutory regulations governing all aspects of beekeeping in Wales, is the responsibility of the Wales National Assembly, Caerdydd, CF99 1NA Phone
(02920) 825111 Fax: (02920) 823352 Matters concerning statutory regulations, their implications and execution, should be addressed to the Agricultural Secretary, Wales National Assembly, at the above address.
CENTRAL SCIENCE LABORATORY
NATIONAL BEE UNIT
Group Head: Medwin Bew
Central Science Laboratory
Tel: (01904) 462510 Fax: (01904) 462240
Contract Manager, Apiculture Field & Advisory Service Mike Brown
Contract Manager, Environmental R & D Dr Helen Thompson
Contract Manager, Wildlife Incident & Diagnostic Unit Mark Fletcher
Bee Microbiologist Dr Ruth Spinks
Laboratory & Apiary Supervisor Paul Wilkins
Laboratory Technicians: Ute Pietsch
Office Service Manager: Sally Gregory
Administrative Officers: Sue Greenhalgh
The CSL National Bee Unit is part of the MAFF Central Science Laboratory research agency. It provides diagnostic, consultancy and research services to MAFF, commerce and to beekeepers, both amatuer and professional. The Unit has modern facilities, including laboratories with first class computer support, as well as 150 bee colonies and the apiary buildings to support them. The Unit laboratories work to the OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice to ensure a high professional standard and, as well as being scientists, all technical staff are trained, practical beekeepers. The Unit is also supported by analytical chemists and agricultural and envirionmental specialists in the rest of CSL. The Unit relocated to a new CSL facility at Sand Hutton, near York, in November 1996.
The Unit examines thousands of samples of dead bees, brood combs and hive debris each year for evidence of serious pests and diseases, e.g. American & European foul brood (bacterial diseases of brood) and varroa mites. Much of this work, conducted under EC directive
EC/65/92 and our own Bees Act 1980, is funded by MAFF, without charge to beekeepers.
The Unit is also the authorised MAFF facility for examination of queen bee consignments imported from countries outside the EC. ( Prospective importers should contact MAFF
Horticulture & Potatoes Division, Eastbury House, 30/34 Albert Embankment, LONDON for further information)
The Unit has responsibility for the MAFF & NAW bee health inspection programmes employing 8 full-time Regional Bee Inspectors and further 37 Seasonal Bee Inspectors throughout England and Wales for AFB, EFB and varroa mite inspections of beekeepers' colonies. They are also employed as bee health advisers to beekeepers, providing leaflets, talks and workshops, for example, on the control and treatment of serious diseases of honey bees. This work is funded by MAFF Horticulture & Potatoes Division & the National Assembly for Wales and carried out under the Bees Act 1980 and EC veterinary bee health check regulations..
Regional Bee Inspectors
Northern Co. Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester,Lancashire, Merseyside,
Northumberland, Tyne & Wear
Mr. I. McLean, Asland, Flash Lane, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire
L40 1SW Tel: (01704) 822831 Mobile: 07719 924579
Western Avon, Cheshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire,
Shropshire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire
Mr C. R. Hall, Woodville, Bailey Hill, Yorkley, Lydney, Gloucestershire
Tel: (01594) 560089 Mobile: 07719 924543 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
South West Devon, Cornwall, Somerset
Mr. R.F. Ball, Stoneyford Farmhouse, Hawkerland, Colaton Raleigh,
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0HZ Tel: (01395) 567990
Southern Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight,
Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire
Dr. B. Cullen, 26 Sweetcroft Lane, Hillingdon, Middlesex UB10 9LD
Tel: (01895) 810469 Mobile: 07719 924596 e-mail: email@example.com
South Eastern Greater London, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, West Sussex,
Mr. J. Morton, "Geerje", Canel Lock 92, Windmill Road, Southall,
Middlesex UB2 4NH Tel: (0208) 5716450 Mobile: 07719 924418
Eastern Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk
Mr. J. Blakesley, Bush Farm, Somersham Road, Flowton, Ipswich,
Suffolk IP8 4LN Tel: (01473) 658078 Mobile 07719 924435
North Eastern Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Cleveland,
East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire
Mr. D. Kemp, 332 Spring Lane, Mapperley Plains, Mapperley, Nottingham
NG3 5RQ Tel: (01159) 661238 Mobile: 07719 924564
Wales All Welsh Counties
Mrs. P.M. Gregory, Pentrebwlen, Llanddewi Brefi, Tregaron, Dyfed
SY25 6PA Tel: (01570) 493601 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Unit participates, with other CSL and MAFF specialists, in the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme, which monitors the environmental effect of pesticides on wildlife, including bees, on behalf of MAFF. Samples of bees from suspected pesticide incidents, sent in to the Unit by
beekeepers, are analysed for cause of death. The results are used to prevent recurrence of problems wherever possible. This work is presently conducted without charge to the beekeeper.
The Unit has a well-developed expertise in testing pesticide toxicity to honeybees to formal standards, e.g. European Plant Protection Organisation (EPPO) and the UK Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986. These include laboratory and field tests to assess the toxicity of compounds to both adult bees and broods.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Currently the Unit's research concentrates on the biology of the varroa mite infestations in British conditions so that more effective and appropriate diagnostic and monitoring tools may be made available to beekeepers. This work is funded by MAFF with a contribution from the British Beekeepers' Association.
Commercial research is also undertaken, e.g. testing new beekeeping appliances and feedstuffs and establishing the geographical and botanical origins of pollen in honey.
Technical advice is provided in all aspects of apiary managment and bee husbandry to beekeepers and commercial and other organisations with an interest in beekeeping, e.g. bee farm planning appraisals. Consultancy also includes overseas work.
The Unit has long established links with many European and North American research centres, beekeeping specialists and beekeeprs to ensure an up to date knowledge of current beekeeping trends and research. It is also involved with training overseas bee specialists.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND
Beekeeping Officer for the Department:
William P. Duff
Agriculture Technology Division
Greenmount College of Agriculture and Horticulture
22 Greenmount Rd.
Tel: (01849) 426710
This was a valuable year for beekeepers in Northern Ireland. Honey output in some areas was high but low in others. For most it recovered after a bad start. Output from Apples and Rape was poor. European funding has been obtained to assist associations in their educational activities and is currently being disbursed.
The autumn survey of hives across the province revealed NO cases of varroasis.
During the autumn/winter 1996/97 the Department organised three Preliminary and two Intermediate courses in beekeeping. Forty-seven students attended the Preliminary course and forty-one the Intermediate course. Not all students chose to take the Preliminary examination conducted by the Federation of Irish Beekeepers Associations. However, the twenty-eight candidates who did were successful.
The number of successful candidates in this examination, in recent years, reflects a growing interest in beekeeping here.
SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AGENCY
THE SCOTTISH OFFICE
AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
Headquarters: Pentland House
47 Robbs Loan
Executive Agency: Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
Jane Chard Plant Health Section Tel: (0131) 244 8863
Elizabeth Sharp Chemistry Section Tel: (0131) 244 8874
The Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department (SOAEFD) has responsibility for policy matters, the control of the movement of bees in the event of an outbreak of a statutory notifiable disease, maintaining records of disease incidents, issuing import licences for queen bees, initiating enforcement action where bee mortalities have resulted from the misuse or abuse of pesticides and for liaison with the Scottish Beekeepers Association.
SOAEFD Agricultural Officers, located at area offices throughout Scotland, carry out field inspections following notification of bee mortalities resulting from the misuse of pesticides. Bees Officers investigate notified incidents of statutory bee diseases.
The Scottish Agricultural Science Agency (SASA) has responsibility for the analysis of pesticides in dead bees.
Under the Bee Diseases Control Order 1982, beekeepers are required to notify SOAEFD of suspected cases of foul brood diseases or varroasis. These should be notifed to the Principal Agricultural Officer (PAO) at the nearest SOAEFD Area Office who will arrange for a Bees Officer to carry out an inspection. Brood combs or hive debris from colonies thought to be infected will be sent to SASA for laboratory examination. Alternatively, a beekeeper may send hive debris direct to Plant Health Section, (Bee Diseases), SASA, at the above address for examination for the parasitic mite, Varroa jacobsoni.
Following the detection of varroa in Devon in April 1992, widespread searches of bee colonies have been carried out in spring and autumn in Great Britain to assess the spread of the disease. No mites have been found in either of these searches in Scotland. The area of England and Wales have declared a Statutory Infected Area (SIA), and the movement of are prohibited. To prevent the spread of infection into Scotland, only queen bees with attendant workers may be moved exceptionally under licence, under both the Importation of Bees Order 1980 (from outwith Great Britain) and the Bee Diseases Control Order 1982 (from the SIA). Queen bees are inspected by the Bees Officer at the premises of the importer and attendant workers are sent to SASA of Varroa.
No charges are made for these services.
As part of the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme, SASA undertakes analytical investigations into bee mortalities where pesticide poisoning may have been involved. Beekeepers should send samples of dead bees (200) direct to SASA, Chemistry Section, for analysis. In the case of major incidents, beekeepers are advised to contact the PAO at the nearest Area Office so that an early field investigation can be instigated. A report will be issued to the beekeeper and if appropriate, enforcement action under the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 will be initiated.
No charges are made for these services.
REPORT FOR 1996
Bee Disease Control Order 1982
American Foul Brood: - 6 incidents
European Foul Brood: - No incidents
Licensed movement of queen bees from SIA
Examination of hive inserts for Varroa jacobsoni (diagnosis using Bayvarol):
- SOAEFD Spring search - 146 colonies from 43 beekeepers
- SOAEFD Autumn search -480 colonies from 124 beekeepers
Examination of hive debris and inserts for Varroa jacobsoni (various methods of detection): (sent direct to SASA by beekeepers)
- 294 samples from 74 beekeepers
No Varroa jacobsoni mites were found in any of the samples examined.
Importation of Bees Order 1997
Pesticide Incidents - Number reported 6
- number positive 2
- Pesticides involved Chlorpyifos and dimethoate
THE SCOTTISH OFFICE AGRICULTURE, ENVIRONMENT & FISHERIES DEPT. AREA OFFICES
All communications should be addressed to:
The Principal Agricultural Officer.
Angus/N.E. Fife - Dundee Area Office:
Northern College of Ed Building, Gardyne Road, Broughty Ferry,
Dundee DD5 1PE Tel: (01382) 462840 Fax: (01382) 454128
Argyll & Western Isles - Oban Area Office:
Cameron House, Albany Street, Oban PA34 4AE
Tel: (01631) 563071 Fax: (01631) 566756
Grampian - Inverurie Area Office:
Thainstone Court, By Inverurie, Aberdeenshire AB51 5YA
Tel: (01467) 626222 Fax: (01467) 626217
Highland - Inverness Area Office:
Longman House, 28 Longman Road, Inverness IV1 1SF
Tel: (01463) 234141 Fax: (01463) 714697
Northern - Thurso Area Office:
Strathbeg House, Clarence Street, Thurso KW14 7JS
Tel: (01847) 893104 Fax: (01847) 895983
Northern Isles - Kirkwall Area Office:
Tankerness Lane, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1AQ
Tel: (01856) 875444 Fax: (01856) 873309
Perth and Kinross - Perth Area Office:
1 Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ
Tel: (01738) 443266 Fax: (01738) 630751
Southern - Dumfries Area Office:
161 Brooms Road, Dumfries DG1 3ES
Tel: (01387) 255292 Fax: (01387) 250497
South Eastern - Galashiels Area Office:
Cotgreen Road, Tweedbank, Galashiels TD1 3SG
Tel: (01896) 758333 Fax: (01896) 754460
Stirling - Sub Office: Government Buildings, 2 St. Ninians Road, Stirling
FK8 2HR Tel: (01786) 473272 Fax: (01786) 465033
South Western - Ayr Area Office:
Russell House, King Street, Ayr KA8 0BE
Tel: (01292) 610188 Fax: (01292) 611483
Hamilton - Sub Office: Cadzow Court, 3 Wellhall Road, Hamilton ML3 9BG
Tel: (01698) 281166 Fax: (01698) 285277
BEE DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE FOR THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (TEAGASC)
Agricultural and Food Development Authority
Clonroche Research Centre
ANNUAL REPORT 1992 (Latest available to the BKA)
The Bee Diagnostic Service was transferred from Kildalton College to Clonroche on lst March 1992. A total of 195 beekeepers sent in 368 samples. Analysis of the samples received showed that Acarine and Nosema are still a common problem with bee colonies. The postal strike had a serious effect on the number of samples received as it coincided with the main examination period in beekeeping.
The discovery of the mite Varroa jacobsoni in Devon in Southern England in early April of 1992 brings the threat of varroasis ever closer. Once the mite becomes established it cannot be eradicated and will eventually spread to all apiaries. However, it can be controlled by biotechnical or chemical treatments to enable beekeeping to be carried on. These methods involve extra manipulations and the chemical treatments are expensive.
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food have imposed a total ban on the importation of bees and queens to ensure that the mite is not brought into the country. In the meantime beekeepers should monitor their bee colonies by using hive inserts and the tobacco treatment to ascertain that the mite is not already here. A sample of the resulting debris should be sent to Richard Dunne, Kinsealy Research Centre, Malahide Road, Dublin 17, for analysis.
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