29 February 2012

Extracting the Michael

Apitherapy News (http://www.apitherapy.blogspot.com/). What a load of old tosh. Take a look at the mind-boggling list of possible cures in the blog archive.

Maybe I should start a new blog: "Serpentitherapy," or possibly "Taking The Urea And Other Dissolved Ions, Inorganic And Organic Compounds."

26 February 2012

Dance of the one veil

In certain circs, a hole in the veil may be a good thing. Not in beekeeping.

25 February 2012

Unseasonably warm: 25 February 2012

Busy bees: I could not spot any pollen being brought back to the hive.

24 February 2012

Make of this what you will...

Take a look at  http://www.beefertile.com/products.html.  Worse than the pseudoscience is the creation of false hope.

22 February 2012

Ooooh! Matron!

Now here's a bally good idea: a nurse's watch on the outside of the beesuit... (As seen on http://www.surreybeekeepers.org.uk/)

21 February 2012

Beekeeping Madness

I'm only a year late spotting this: Suggs is a beekeeper...   Read the full story at http://www.premisesstudios.com/blog/suggs-and-the-premises-launch-urban-beekeeping-campaign/

09 February 2012

We Save Bees

We Save Bees left a curious comment: "A tragic scenario that happened here in California is we were hit with an unnaturally warm winter that beekeepers didn't adjust their diets for and caused hive collapses across the entire southern side of the state, sadly enough" 

Great web site: http://www.wesavebees.com/ 

02 February 2012

Old bees, cold bees, no bees

The temperature has dropped, from a balmy and unusual winter 10-15 C range to around zero.

Have a look at this: http://scientificbeekeeping.com/old-bees-cold-bees-no-bees-part-1/

I admire anyone wearing an open-necked shirt inspecting a frame of bees. I am too frit.