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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL BEE UNIT


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'); document.write('The National Bee Unit is pleased to launch the 2022 National Hive Count today, 1st of November.

The hard slog of summer beekeeping is done so make yourself a nice cup of tea, grab your laptop and sink into your favourite chair. It’s time to update your BeeBase records!

We would like to ask all beekeepers to please login to BeeBase and make a note of the total number of colonies you will be taking into the winter as of 1st November 2022. This task is quick and simple, just click here, login and fill in the short form. Even if you have no overwintering colonies this season it is still important to update your BeeBase record to reflect that. This survey will run until 31st December 2022.

For more information about the Hive Count click here.

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Mae\'n bleser gan yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol lansio Cyfrif Cychod Gwenyn 2022 heddiw, 1 Tachwedd.

Mae\'r haf hir o gadw gwenyn wedi mynd heibio felly gwnewch baned o de, estynwch eich gliniadur ac ymlaciwch yn eich hoff gadair. Mae\'n amser i chi ddiweddaru\'ch cofnodion BeeBase!

Hoffem ofyn i wenynwyr fewngofnodi i BeeBase a gwneud nodyn o gyfanswm nifer y nythfeydd a fydd gennych dros y gaeaf o 1 Tachwedd 2022. Mae\'r dasg hon yn un syml a byr, cliciwch yma, mewngofnodwch a chwblhewch y ffurflen. Hyd yn oed os nad oes gennych nythfeydd sy\'n gaeafu y tymor hwn, mae\'n dal yn bwysig eich bod yn diweddaru eich cofnod BeeBase i gadarnhau hynny. Bydd yr arolwg hwn yn para tan 31 Rhagfyr 2022.

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'); document.write('National Bee Unit inspectors carried out enhanced surveillance in Dover after a member of the public took a clear photo of an Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) before it flew away.  No further insects were seen.

Local Asian Hornet Teams have been alerted and are continuing to observe forage and monitor insects in the area.

The National Bee Unit is encouraging beekeepers and the public to remain vigilant, especially near ivy in full flower which is particularly attractive to Vespa velutina.

Please report sightings of Vespa velutina using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form. Please direct all media enquires to Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560'); document.write('
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An Asian hornet nest in a sycamore tree was killed in the Rayleigh area of Essex on Friday the 30th September and removed the following day.  Monitoring will continue in the area supported by local beekeepers.

The ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app is free to download from the Apple and  Android app stores.

Further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra\'s news page. Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560.'); document.write('
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• Wales: Whole country, but particularly north and Ceredigion.
• South West: Whole region
• West: Avon, Staffordshire, Shropshire
• East: Norfolk, but particularly north
• North East: Lincolnshire, East Yorkshire
• North West: Greater Sheffield area (SW Yorkshire, NW Derbyshire)
• Central: Northamptonshire, North Buckinghamshire, Hampshire
• South East: Kent, East Sussex

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 region.



Ar hyn o bryd, mae gan yr Uned Wenyn Genedlaethol swyddi gwag ar gyfer Arolygwyr Gwenyn Tymhorol yn y rhanbarthau canlynol:
• Cymru: Y wlad gyfan, ond Ceredigion a\'r gogledd yn bennaf.
• De Orllewin: Yr ardal gyfan
• Gorllewin: Avon, Swydd Stafford a Swydd Henffordd
• Dwyrain: Norfolk, ond ardal y gogledd yn bennaf
• Gogledd Ddwyrain: Swydd Lincoln a Swydd Dwyrain Efrog
• Gogledd Orllewin: Ardal Sheffield Fwyaf (DO Swydd Efrog, GDd Swydd Derby)
• Canolbarth: Swydd Northampton, Gogledd Swydd Buckingham, Hampshire
• De Ddwyrain: Caint, Dwyrain Sussex

Os oes gennych ddiddordeb mewn gwneud cais ar gyfer y swyddi hyn, gellir dod o hyd i\'r holl fanylion ar Swyddi\'r Gwasanaeth Sifil.

Os oes gennych unrhyw gwestiynau am y rôl, cysylltwch â\'r Arolygydd Gwenyn Rhanbarthol ar gyfer y rhanbarth.
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Local Asian Hornet Teams have been alerted and are continuing to observe forage and monitor insects in the area.

Further information regarding the yellow-legged Asian hornet can be found on Defra\'s Asian Hornet sightings page and on BeeBase’s Asian hornet page. For media enquiries, please contact the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

We ask beekeepers to remain vigilant, record monitoring trap locations on BeeBase by logging in and updating their my apiaries page, report suspected sightings using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app for iPhone and Android, or the online reporting form.

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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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