16 October 2017Print your own labels

This email from Paul Honey, yes, that's his name could be of interest to any of you with sufficient honey to require jarring.

Dear Secretary
 Please excuse the unsolicited email, I can appreciate you probably get lots of them, but I wanted to contact you and let you and your members know of a useful service for those that want to make their own Honey labels and have them professionally printed in small order quantities at a reasonable price.
 The service is called Avery WePrint (https://weprint.avery.co.uk), run by the Avery labels, the company that have been making labels for 80 years. It is a pretty easy to use website with an online design tool where you can custom design your own labels or upload artwork. There are plenty of different sizes, shapes and materials to choose from. They have also written a good blog article rounding up all the relevant legislation for Honey labelling which your members might find useful. https://weprint.avery.co.uk/blog/labelling-for-honey-jars
 As an amateur beekeeper I’ve been using the service for a few years now and have been pleased with the service so I thought I would  contact you to see if you and your members would like to try it.
 There’s a special offer for all beekeepers of 25% off valid till December 4th  2018 – Enter Honey25 at the checkout to get 25% of an order.
 Any help you could give in getting the message out to your members would be warmly appreciated.
Sincerely, Paul Honey

02 October 2017We made it onto the cover of the SBA magazine

An article on our stand at the Black Isle Show is in this month's SBA magazine.

02 October 2017Thorne Beekeepers news September Roundup

Click here to access the September Roundup.

29 September 2017SBA Members' Day - Perth

This link will take you to the latest communication from the SBA re. the annual members' forum on Saturday 4th November, Dewar's Centre, Perth.

26 September 2017Asian Hornet identified in Devon

This link will take you the DEFRA site for the news story relating to an Asian hornet sighting.

04 September 2017Starvation Alert

NBU Starvation Alert was received yesterday, at least in the SouthWest where Bee Inspectors have reported finding colonies on the brink of starvation with alarmingly low food stores. Their comment is that a colony will now need 25 kilos of food to see them through the winter. As a reminder, a strong syrup (i.e. 630ml water to 1kg sugar) should be fed to the colony at this time of the year and not a weak syrup.

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