The overall winner of this year’s Vita Bee Health international photographic competition is Susan Kimber. She wins Є100 and the two runners up, each winning Є50, are Grace Madden and 宋俞瑩 牧野工坊.
The 2024 month-by-month line up is:
January Grace Madden
February Sue Howe
March Claudia Gannon
April Keith Pownall
May Ann Chilcott
June Karen Jeffries
July Wendy Noblet
August Susan Kimber
September 宋俞瑩 牧野工坊
October Sue Howe
November Bryan Nellist
December Vincent Hakizimana
Sebastian Owen, commercial director of Vita Bee Health, said, “As ever, we thoroughly enjoyed looking at the superb entries and were then challenged picking winners. The winning photograph by Susan Kimber beautifully encapsulates the honey bee and its work. Congratulations also to Grace Madden and 宋俞瑩 牧野工坊 who have captured apiaries in different parts of the world – England and Taiwan.
“We warmly thank everyone who entered and the judging panel. Please feel free to download the pdf of the calendar.”
Winners will shortly be receiving the beautifully printed limited-edition desk calendars.
The winning image by Susan Kimber:
AFB and EB diagnostic test kits now available to groups of American beekeepers and others.
Vespa velutina (yellow-legged hornet) has been seen for the first time in the USA
Entries for the 2023 Vita Bee Health photo competition now being accepted
A visit to Taiwan by Sebastian of Vita Bee Health – short video slide show. Spot the differences.
Do honeybees learn to dance? This video uncovers some secret learning.
It’s May, so drones are out and about, patrolling at DCAs.
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Thirty EFB strains and some show geographical clustering
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