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Bee research project gets local help

The chairman of the Beverley Beekeepers Association, Chris Coulson, is helping a DEFRA research project monitoring the spread of diseases that are killing native bees. Mr Coulson, who lives in Hull, keeps a check on hives in the area, notifying Department of Environment scientists of any problems as they occur.

Beverley Beekeepers Association covers the whole of the Eat Riding and currently has a membership of around 150. It is holding its annual auction of bees and beekeeping equipment at Woodmansey Village Hall on Sunday April 29th. More information is available by emailing The association’s annual honey show is at Driffield Showground on Wednesday July 18. For more information about keeping bees visit