June already and the bees are busy in the lovely sunshine we are experiencing. Has anyone told them next weekend will be cold and wet?
Anyway I have added a page of information as to what we should be doing in the apiary this month.
On the swarm front I know that several of us have been called out to swarms and with the splendid weather that we are experiencing then I would not be a bit surprised if we do not get more call outs this week.
One area where it has been very quiet is in our alert system for the Asian Hornet. So far this year we have had no confirmed sightings in England to the best of my knowledge.
Jersey has reported rising numbers of Asian Hornets but numbers are down compared with this time last year. Remember we must “Be Alert, Control Vespa Velutina, Save our Bees” and the essence of our program is “Track and Trace and Exterminate”. I am pleased to say that the the Covid Virus programme is not quite the same as the Asian Hornet programme!