This page contains links to important and useful documents. The most important one of all is a membership form for our group! 

The membership form is linked at the bottom of the page! 

We have included links to useful sites and resources.

National Bee Unit has some great Advisory Leaflets:
  • Managing Varroa pdf (Last updated Oct 2015)
  • Small Hive Beetle pdf (Last updated Oct 2015)
  • Foulbrood Disease of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated Oct 2015)
  • Tropilaelaps: Parasitic Mites of Honey Bees pdf (Last updated Oct 2015)
  • Starting Right with Bees pdf (Last updated December 2016) 
  • Common Pests, Diseases and Disorders of the Adult Honey Bee (pdf) (last updated Oct 2015) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF.
  • The National Bee Unit pdf (Last updated May 2009) - Please note this leaflet is only available as a PDF.
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 1 - The Essence of Beekeeping (Updated February 2014)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 2 - Handling and Examining a colony of bees (created August 2011)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 3 - Apiary and hive hygiene (updated September 2011)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 4 - Disease recognition (created August 2011)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 5 - Advice for obtaining honey bees  (created August 2011)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 6 - Spring Checks  (updated February 2014)
  • Best Practice Guidelines No. 7 a) - Feeding Bees - sugar (created July 2012)
                                                     b) - Feeding Bees - water (created July 2012)
                                                     c) - Feeding Bees - pollen and substitutes (created July 2012)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 8 - Sale of Honeybee Nuclei (created March 2012)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 9 - Small hive beetle - What you need to know (created April 2012)
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 10 - Bee Improvement (created July 2012)
  • A Simple Asian Hornet Monitoring Trap pdf
  • Acarine (Tracheal Mites) pdf                                       
  • Apiary Hygiene and Quarantine pdf                              
  • Bee Medicines pdf                                                                
  • Bee Safari's pdf
  • Bees pdf                                                      
  • Beltsville and Pyrethroid Resistance Testing pdf
  • Bumblebees pdf                                                        
  • Care of Colonies After Shook Swarms pdf
  • Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus pdf
  • Control of European Foulbrood pdf                                                        
  • Control of Small Hive Beetle pdf  
  • Estimating Varroa mite populations pdf                                                               
  • Fumigating Comb pdf
  • Helping Bees pdf                                                             
  • Hive Cleaning and Sterilisation pdf
  • Open Mesh Floors pdf
  • Oxytetracycline Treatment of Colonies with European Foulbrood pdf
  • Preparing Your Colonies for Winter pdf                                                                           
  • Queen Trapping pdf                             
  • Replacing Old Brood Comb pdf                    
  • Shook Swarming pdf
  • Solitary Bees pdf                                                                  
  • Swarm Control When You Can't Find the Queen pdf
  • Using Artificial Swarming for Varroa Control pdf     
  • Using Drone Brood Removal for Varroa Control pdf  
  • Using Integrated Pest Management for Varroa Control pdf
  • Veterinary Medicines Administration Record pdf
  • Wasps pdf
  • Wax Moth pdf
  • Best Practice Guideline No. 11 - Varroa (created July 2012)

The WBKA has some excellent documents well worth downloading and printing out.
Heather Honey: Beekeeping With Altitude (Peter McFadden) Read Now
Swarm Control: An Apiary Guide (Wally Shaw)       Read Now
Comb Managment (WBKA/WAG)  Read Now
Feeding Bees (WAG)Read Now
Advantages Of Open Mesh Floors (Wally Shaw)Read Now
Design & Construction Of Open Mesh Floors (Wally Shaw)  Read Now
Dealing With A Colony That's ReQueening (Wally Shaw)Read Now
How To Win Prizes At Honey Shows (Peter McFadden)Read Now
The Many Uses Of A Snelgrove Board (Wally Shaw)  Read Now
Snelgrove Board Design & Construction (Wally Shaw)Read Now
There Are Queen Cells In My Hive (Wally Shaw) Read Now
Simple Methods of Making Increase  (Wally Shaw) Read Now
Simple Hive Record CardDownload Here
locally Adapted Bees (Wally Shaw)

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