31 August 2011

I Have Got To Get Me One Of These

Bee Venom Mask
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Bee Venom Mask

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Nature's Botox A natural alternative to botox and the first product of its kind. It's sure to create a buzz within your beauty routine. This unique product has been specially created using natural and organic ingredients, combined to work in synergy for an instant anti-ageing effect

Containing Manuka Honey, renowned for its soothing and healing properties, it also contains the magic Bee Venom ingredient that works to control the facial muscles for immediate lifting, tightening and firming, whilst getting to work on frown lines and wrinkles

Bee Venom Mask also contains ingredients of softening and calming Shea Butter, Rose and Lavender essential oils - leaving you looking your youthful best. Apply Heaven Bee Venom mask daily and leave on the skin for 20 minutes before washing off and your skin will look and feel instantly younger and smoother

Apply morning/evening on top of moisturiser and leave on.

Patch test recommended.

I promise you, I am not making this up! It really is for sale...

28 August 2011

Other plans

The master plan to take the supers off and stick in the Apiguard have gone to pot. The bees are still doing their stuff, and the hives are full to overflowing.

Is there any particular reason to rush?

20 August 2011

Deja vu

Nice pic. Haven't I seen this feller before, though? Come to think of it, do I detect some recycling going on here at The Grauniad? http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/green-living-blog/2011/aug/02/urban-bees

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The Grauniad, 7 August 2011, http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/aug/07/urban-beekeeping
Nice pic. Mind you, I would be seriously hacked off carrying full supers down that ladder.

19 August 2011

See you in court


London offices offered bee hives to 'boost work morale'

Staff with bee hives on the terrace of Olswang Law firm Olswang is hosting two bee hives
Businesses in central London are being offered free bee hives to see if they will enhance office morale.
InMidtown, a group representing firms in Holborn, Bloomsbury and St Giles, said it has offered hives to 560 businesses in a pilot scheme.
The scheme hopes hosting apiaries will aid team building in firms and add to the urban food production.
Five businesses who have signed up are hosting 40,000 bees in eight hives on their roofs and terraces.
Employees of the host businesses will be trained to assist professional beekeepers to care for the hives and harvest honey.
Dr Susan Parham, head of urbanism at the University of Hertfordshire, will monitor the impact of hosting hives in a working environment.
Bee-friendly flowers Law firm Olswang has signed up to the project and has a bee hive on its roof and another on a terrace in Holborn. It said the bees were a "very docile" variety.
"It just seemed like a great project and staff absolutely love it," said Sam Hudson, corporate responsibility executive at the firm.
Bee hives on the terrace of Olswang Up to 560 firms are being offered free bee hives
Once a week 20 staff members don bee suits to check on the hives with a professional, and the firm hopes to harvest its first batch of honey this autumn.
"We are going to sell it off to our staff and raise money for our charity partner Coram. Hopefully give some to our clients as well," Ms Hudson said.
Tass Mavrogordato, chief executive of InMidtown, said the pilot scheme aimed to tap into the business benefits of hosting apiaries.
She said: "To ensure there is enough food from the off we've been filling five bike-lock planters with bee-friendly flowers since last autumn, with a further 20 planters installed along with the new hives."