30 June 2017

In conclusion, or inconclusion, on neonicotinoids



Following an in-depth study of the effect of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees, the conclusion is "Er, dunno."

See  and the full report http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1393

20 June 2017

Smoking kills


An ancient beekeeper advised me that "Smoking is bad for both bees and keeper."

Sadly, I've lost touch. He's probably propping up a bar somewhere. Or dead. Or both.

19 June 2017

Haynes

On Fathers' Day I was given the Haynes Bee Manual. Outstanding. You can buy the Haynes Bee Manual (and read very positive reviews) here.

13 June 2017

Baby you can drive my car


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40258679/bee-swarm-swamps-car-in-hull

Crying wolf, or sounding the alarm?

The trouble is, this is old news...Does repetition get the message across, or numb the audience?
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/honey-we-need-your-help-to-save-the-bees-1.2872609

08 June 2017

The Bungling Beekeeper's Beekeeping Bible



Here's a nice blog: https://thebunglingbeekeeper.blogspot.co.uk/


01 June 2017

Olympics, here we come



The Google card for the Wimbledon Beekeepers' Association lists us as "Sports club in Morden."