Please tell us how you got on this year...

It's been an interesting year for beekeepers. An early, warm spring after an exceptionally hard winter; then many beekeepers reported an unusually long 'June gap'; parts of the country suffered drought conditions, while there were flash floods elsewhere...

Not surprisingly, as a consequence, there is great interest in what impact this has had on honey bees and honey suplies. Last year BBKA members reported an average of 32lbs of honey per hive.

Please spare a few minutes to tell us about your honey crop this year and where your bees went to forage. The information will be used to help us build a picture of this seasons honey crop and allow us to make year on year comparisons.

You could win a B&Q gift card worth £250 for taking part.

We are hoping that at least 1000 of you will take part, and as encouragement B&Q, which is a corporate member of the BBKA, have kindly donated a gift card worth £250 which will go into a prize draw for one completed questionnaire drawn from a hat.

Please reply by 14th October 2011 at the latest.

You will be able to read the results in the next issue of BBKA News