An interesting article in The Apiarist, regarding queen clipping.
The WBKA is running a 1-day Pollen Microscopy workshop for WBKA members in Devil’s Bridge near Aberystwyth on Sunday 22 May. Here is the link for further information and to book:
There are 2 ticket types available – one for those who wish to use a WBKA microscope, and one for those who can bring their own compound microscope. If you decide to enrol, please ensure that you book the correct ticket type according to whether or not you are bringing your own microscope as spare equipment won’t be available.
This is the first regional microscopy workshop to be run but the WBKS plans to run them in other locations going forward.
A brand new booklet to planting for pollinators has been released and it is brimful of great ideas and top tips.
Botanic Garden’s science team has provided expert advice for a booklet detailing some of the top plants for pollinators to guide growers on what to plant throughout the year.
There are also tips on grass cutting, containers, growing from seed, from cuttings, and advice on making new plants using techniques such as layering and division.
You can find out more about the Bee Friendly scheme and download a booklet here: https://www.biodiversitywales.org.uk/Bee-Friendly
For hard copies please e-mail: NatureConservation@gov.wales