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UPDATE Asian hornet sighting was confirmed in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire

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The latest information on the Asian Hornet please read the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-uk-sightings-in-2018?fbclid=IwAR1qP9Jlic5lu5uIWmo0pmp09_V57TcbcGkqzQWyUQ1kilmLmI-ciczJDM8

 

 

An Asian hornet sighting was confirmed in the Tamworth area of Staffordshire on 2 September 2019. This is the first report since July, when a single hornet was confirmed in New Milton, Hampshire. In each case they were spotted and reported by a member of the public.

Further information can be found on the following link.: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-uk-sightings-in-2018?fbclid=IwAR1qP9Jlic5lu5uIWmo0pmp09_V57TcbcGkqzQWyUQ1kilmLmI-ciczJDM8

 

If you discover one please follow the protocol in the link above to report it.

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Asian Hornet Week: September 9th-15th 2019

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I could be coming your way – are you ready?
We are asking everyone to be vigilant in looking out for this alien species, the Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina. This hornet could decimate our pollinators including our honey bees, it is important to have everyone actively looking for it.

For more information can be found on the following link: http://www.mdbka.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Mailing-for-ER2-v2.pdf

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Heaton Park Honey

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Heaton Park honey can be purchased at The Dower House in Heaton Park on Sundays from 12:00Hrs to 15:00Hrs (winter opening) and 12:00Hrs to 16:00Hrs (Summer Opening). It can also be purchased on a Thursday between 10:00 and 12:00.

We regret that at present the Stable Cafe are not stocking our honey and hope this will change in the near future.

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Green Flag Community Award

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Manchester and District Beekeepers’ Association has been awarded for the 5th Year running by the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government the prestigious Green Flag for Community Groups. This is awarded in recognition of the hard work the volunteers have done to support the environment and educate the public.

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

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Manchester and District Beekeeper’s Association, a group of volunteers based in Heaton Park  have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This is a fantastic achievement by its (70) volunteers that have supported the Association throughout 2018. Well done to you all that have supported the Association.

 

 

The Press Release can be Downloaded Here: https://www.mdbka.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/QAVS-Press-Release.pdf

Were in the Press: https://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/17682919.three-bury-groups-receive-queens-award-for-voluntary-service/

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Asian Hornet Alert

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The first Asian Hornet of 2019 has been found in the British Isles. A foundress queen hornet emerged from hibernation at St Heliers Bay on the island of Jersey. So it is time when you do your spring inspection to start thinking on the actions that we need to take.  To support this the BBKA have a map showing were asian hornets have been sighted and captured. The link is https://www.bbka.org.uk/asian-hornet-incursion-map. Also the latest action plan can be read here https://www.bbka.org.uk/News/blog-latest-on-asian-hornet-2019-plan-drawn-up.

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AGM & HONEY SHOW at 10:15 on 2nd March 2019 at The Bowling Pavilion, Heaton Park

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AGM & HONEY SHOW at 10:15 on 2nd March 2019 at The Bowling Pavilion, St. Margaret Road Entrance, Heaton Park, Prestwich M25 2SW.

HONEY SHOW: Staging of exhibits 09:00 – 10:00 – Judging 12:00 after the AGM

As per the constitution the following reports are available electronically on mdbka website (WWW.MDBKA.COM). Please login as a member. Then select “Members” on the bar. On the displayed dropdown select “Association Management”. The 2019 AGM papers and reports can then be downloaded.

The Honey Show Schedule and Rules have been emailed to all members.

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