Emergency use of neonicotinoids on sugar beet
The Government has granted emergency authorisation for farmers to use a neonicotinoid seed treatment
(thiomethoxam) on sugar beet crops in 2021. The 
reason for granting the licence is to reduce the number
of aphids which carry yellow beet virus, 
causing reduced crop yields.
Details: https://www.bbka.org.uk/news/bbka-very-disappointed-by-neonic-derogation

British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA) President Margaret Wilson - Positive Thinking
Margaret started writing her monthly newsletter 'Positive Thinking' as she felt members needed to hear positive
things about the BBKA. 
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Asian Hornet
For information and advice please see our Asian Hornet page.

Winchester and District Beekeepers' Association meetings
Saturday April 17th and Saturday April 24th at 2:30
Apiary meetings are subject to Covid 19 restrictions.
Numbers will be limited and booking required. More details nearer the time. 
Please see our calendar for further meetings.
For links to online talks and other useful beekeeping information please see our Learning resources page.

Free online talk New Forest Beekeepers - March18th at 19:30
Steve Riley of Westerham BKA, discusses finding varroa-tolerant bees.
Details: members please login to our members' area.

BBKA online 2021 spring convention - April 16-18th 
Speakers, virtual trade show and social activity.
Details: https://www.bbka.org.uk/spring-convention-2021  

BBKA events calendar
BBKA list of talks available for beekeepers in the UK.
Details: https://www.bbka.org.uk/calendar-listing-page 

Bee Improvement and Bee Breeders Association (BIBBA) spring webinars
40+ free webinars for spring 2021 offer beekeeping education and training to all beekeepers.
Details: https://bibba.com/webinars-four/ and events calendar.


Photography John Cleverley