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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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Asian Hornet Alert

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The National Bee Unit have put out an Alert that an Asian Hornet has been spotted. Full information is on our News Link http://www.nationalbeeunit.com//showNews.cfm?id=207.

This is a very important after Graham’s Talk on Asian Hornets and the confirmed sighting and release earlier in the year in Bury on an Asian Hornet into the local area. Please be vigilant and get your catcher  traps out. Also down load the NBU app to report and identify the insect.

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Bees’ Needs and Green Flag Awards 2018

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We have been awarded the Bees’ Needs Award 2018 being the  only community Group in the North of the UK by DEFRA. Also 2 other parks run by local authorities in the North have also been awarded. A total of 19 awards were made in the UK. This is for achievements we have done for bees and pollinators in the environment.

Also we have achieved a Green Flag Award. Both being achieved by all the hard work our volenters put into the association.

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