On 16th May members of the Valley Club and WI and friends enjoyed a very pleasant drive through the spring countryside to Knightshayes, a National Trust property near Tiverton, Devon. The house was built in the Gothic Revival style in 1869 and was home to three generations of the Heathcoat Amory family, prominent landowners who made their money in lace.
Ben Carter at the Brewers Arms reported a large bee swarm outside the pub today and there is every chance that there maybe be others at times this summer. He has found someone to deal with this particular swarm. He employed Penny on 07810372113 and she is available to help if anyone else finds a swarm in there garden etc.
Liz Rescorla, County Secretary, Dorset Beekeepers’ Association has written an excellent article below - well worth reading.
PLEASE HELP TO DELAY THE ESTABLISHMENT IN THE UK OF THE ASIAN HORNET, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE YELLOW LEGGED HORNET
The non-native Asian hornet, Vespa velutina, is a serious predator of European native insects. It is a risk to all pollinators, but particularly to honey bees, which are the primary managed pollinators of crops in the UK, and it is a significant threat to commercial and hobby beekeeping. Nature conservation organisations, including the RSPB, are concerned about the impacts of Asian hornets on pollinating species and UK biodiversity.
Native to Asia, in 2004 the Asian hornet was inadvertently introduced into France, became established and spread rapidly into neighbouring countries. It was found in the Channel Islands in 2016 and is now established on Jersey.
One nest was found in the UK in 2016 and one in 2017; both were destroyed. In 2018 two nests were found in Cornwall and two in Hampshire; single male and female hornets were found in Surrey, Hull, Lancashire, Kent, Cornwall and on the Poole/Cherbourg ferry.
Although papers can be separated and recycled with the bi-weekly refuse collection this scheme means that the local parish can financially benefit from separate treatment of newspapers.
There are two collection points each located at the Parish Office and the car park of the Village Hall by means of a green bin or box.
Your used newspapers and magazines can be bundled into manageable piles and securely tied with sturdy string. Newspapers and magazines should be bundled separately but can be placed in the same boxes and are regularly collected.
Please use this method of recycling where possible as credit is received via the current scheme to the parish for use towards local matters.
SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE Mondays and Fridays
10.00am Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 10.15am
13.00pm Start - Aline Office 1st Stop - Mallards Green 2nd Stop - Manor Grove 3rd Stop - Village Shop Finish - Aline Office Leaves the Village Shop at 13.15am