First up on the podium at the London honey show this year on Monday 6th October at 18:30 is our own Judy Earl. Judy has always shown her talent for cooking and making at our own honey show and the National, where she was the first holder of the Jill Foster Memorial Trophy for the display class of hive products. Come and see how it's done.
The NBU reports that Small Hive Beetle has been reported in traps in South West Italy. This is from a trap in a hive belonging to the local University. That makes it distinct from the previous record when SHB was found in 2004 in Portugal in an import from Texas and all the imported material could be destroyed. The beetles may have been present around the port of Gioia Tauro for some time. As the NBU statement says: