19 August 2019

Apiguard

I also have MAQS, but they smell so strong I chickened out and went back to Apiguard

16 August 2019

Wimbledon Honey



Found this very nice-looking site, https://www.wimbledonhoney.co.uk/ - these guys must be near me. The video includes a shot of the beekeeper wearing the world's dirtiest gloves.

14 August 2019

Waspery in Jersey



https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2019/08/13/ramp-built-on-beach-to-access-asian-hornet-nest/

07 August 2019

Buddleia and bumbles

Buddleia was brought to the UK around 1730 and now grows on almost every railway embankment in the country, much to the delight of butterflies and bees.
Bombus terrestris, at a guess

03 August 2019

Roses are red, Lavender is [rather obviously not] blue

At Mayfield Lavender Farm, Banstead.. The place was heaving with honey and bumble bees - not that you can see them in this rotten video of mine. The bumbles were particularly big & beautiful.

Lavender is very obviously not blue.

02 August 2019

Vespa crabro

In Greece I kept an eye out for Vespa velutina - none seen. Plenty of big, beautiful European hornets, Vespa crabro, though - they really are amazing beasties!

Pic from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:AD2009Aug08_Vespa_crabro_01.jpg