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NEWS FROM THE NATIONAL BEE UNIT

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Seasonal Bee Inspector Vacancies are now live on the Civil Service Jobs website. The areas we are recruiting in are:

Greater London, London, Kent (South Eastern Region) - Please contact the Regional Bee Inspector Sandra Gray if you have any questions about the post. Her contact details are as follows:
Email: Sandra.gray@apha.gov.uk
Phone: 07775119430

Northern Region - Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland. (Northern Region) - Please contact the National Bee Inpsector Julian Parker if you have any questions about the post. His contact details are as follows:
Email: Julian.parker@apha.gov.uk
Phone: 07775119469


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As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase and on Defra\'s Asian hornet rolling news page.

Please report sightings:

• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone  and  Android;

• online: http://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet;

• by email to: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk. Please include as much information as possible in your email; where you saw the sighting, your name and contact details and if possible an image.

Please direct all media enquiries to the Defra Press Office: 0330 0416560

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'); document.write('It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Chris Appleby, Seasonal Bee Inspector for Co. Durham, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, who passed away unexpectedly on Friday 5th October.

Chris joined the National Bee Unit in May 2017 working as part of the Northern team and in recent weeks he had been out helping with the Asian Hornet response in both Hull and Hampshire.

Chris was well known for his passion and enthusiasm for his work and will be greatly missed by the Northern team and the wider NBU family.

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A new ‘Asian Hornet: UK sightings in 2018’ page has been published on Gov.Uk. This, along with BeeBase, will be updated with new developments as they occur.

As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase.

Please report sightings:

• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone and Android;

• online: http://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet;

• by email to: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk . Please include as much information as possible in your email; where you saw the sighting, your name and contact details and if possible an image.

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As usual, further information regarding the Asian hornet can be found on our Asian hornet page of BeeBase.

Please report sightings:

• with your smart phone or tablet, by using the ‘Asian hornet Watch’ app: for Iphone and Android;

• online: http://www.brc.ac.uk/risc/alert.php?species=asian_hornet;

• by email to: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk . Please include as much information as possible in your email; where you saw the sighting, your name and contact details and if possible an image.

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