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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL BEE UNIT


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'); document.write('We are pleased to announce the temporary appointment of Dhonn Atkinson as the National Bee Inspector (NBI) whilst the current NBI Cristina Ruiz is on maternity leave. Dhonn has held a variety of roles across the National Bee Unit and Animal and Plant Health Agency where he held the role of Regional Bee Inspector for the North East of England.

Following the retirement of Keith Morgan, Colin Pavey, and shortly Frank Gellatly and the temporary promotion of Sandra Gray, we are pleased to confirm the following movements and appointments:-

Regional Bee Inspector for Western England – Jonathan Axe has been promoted from the role of Seasonal Bee Inspector.

Regional Bee Inspector for Eastern England - Pete Davies, an experienced manager has moved from the Central England Region.

Regional Bee Inspector for Central England - John Geden. John joins the National Bee Unit as an experienced bee farmer.

Regional Bee Inspector for South East – Daniel Etheridge a seasonal bee inspector has been offered a temporary promotion to manage this area.

Regional Bee Inspector for Wales – Maggie Gill has been promoted from the role of Seasonal Bee Inspector.

Regional Bee Inspector for North East England – David Bough a seasonal bee inspector has been offered a temporary promotion to manage this area.

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East England: Norfolk.

North East England: East Yorkshire

Mid-South Wales: Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil, South Pembrokeshire, West Carmarthenshire

West England: South East Shropshire, South Staffordshire, North West Worcestershire

If you are interested in applying for these jobs, full details can be found on Civil Service Jobs

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the Regional Bee Inspector for the area.

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It is time to update your BeeBase records with the total number of overwintering hives as of 1st November 2021. You can do this by clicking this link to update your Hive Count: https://nationalbeeunit.com/secure/beekeeper/hiveCensus.cfm


More details of this project, its importance and why we need your help can be found at:
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An Asian hornet nest was located in a tree on Saturday 30th October and the nest was killed on Sunday 31st October. The nest will be sent to Fera for analysis and monitoring will continue in the area supported by local beekeepers.

Further information regarding Asian hornet can be found on Defra\'s Asian Hornet sightings page and on our BeeBase Asian hornet page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

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Approved Devon Swarm Collectors

South Devon (except Torbay)
call Phil 07891 554 012
or Jo 07914 922 554

Torbay
Torbay (Torquay, Paignton and Brixham) call Gerry on 07802 851152

East Devon (Exeter east to Lyme Regis)
call Chris 07980 916 319

North Devon (west of Exeter)
call Sue or Mick 01288 331700

Plymouth area
call Patrick 07887 997 764
or Tim 01752 516 619

Beekeeping in South Devon

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