INSIGNIA set up in the UK

This weekend is the setup for the 2019 sampling in Austria, Denmark, Greece and the UK. Pollen traps will be put on to the hives for the bees to get used to them, together with BEEHOLD tubes and APISTRIPS. The first samples will be collected in a fortnight’s time. In the UK, four apiaries will be used in Hertfordshire, Surrey (2) and East Sussex. The sites provide a range of landscapes from a national nature reserve with heathland and woodland to urban areas.

The photo shows volunteers Tony, Bill and Sue from the Chalfonts Beekeepers Society (Buckinghamshire) who will be managing the hives at Bill’s home in Hertfordshire.