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27.8.14

 This year has been a good year for Bee Farmers and honey producers. Winter losses were minimal and a very warm spring helped hives build up strength for top fruit pollination. Varroa mite continues to be a problem, and Bee farmers still have ongoing costs to keep it under control and still with no Government help.

September is again a busy time for Bee farmers, the last Varroa treatment will be administered and bees are fed sugar syrup to top up their honey stores to see them through the winter. Hives then need to be protected from the green woodpecker and secured against high winds.

Many thanks to those BIFGA members who support and use the pollination services. Should you be interested in using the Bee Farmers Association for pollination and require further information or advice please contact earlswoodbees@hotmail.co.uk - Alan Hart