Jan 30, 2020
The Asian Yellow-Legged Hornet - Vespa velutina - has rampaged through France and for the last three years has occupied Jersey in the Channel Islands, threatening to invade mainland Britain using any means possible.
Several nests were found and destroyed in 2019 near the south coast of England, but we cannot be certain...
Sep 16, 2019
We were on the Bovey Heathfield Nature Reserve, near Bovey Tracey in Devon, looking for Heath Potter Wasps with the noted naturalist John Walters, so I took the opportunity to record a short interview...
Brigit's new book, Dancing with Bees, is published by Chelsea Green and available from
Jun 4, 2019
Ragna invited me to Norway to talk to beekeepers about the
possibility of using different ways to look after bees, and
different hives, including, of course, the top bar hive.
I had a very enjoyable week in this beautiful country, thanks to my hosts Ragna Jorgensen and Joshua, who will feature in the next podcast, once...
Apr 12, 2019
The Asian Yellow-Legged Hornet, Vespa velutina, is a serious threat to bees and beekeeping in Britain, given its predatory nature and the fact that a large nest may contain 10-12,000 hungry insects.
It also poses a secondary threat to birds and bats, as it has the ability to consume massive numbers of their prey,...
Feb 17, 2019
I hosted this discussion with about 25 other beekeepers at the Eden Project in Cornwall as part of the BIBBA SW Conference Febriary 16 2019.