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


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


Crying wolf, or sounding the alarm?

The trouble is, this is old news...Does repetition get the message across, or numb the audience?

01 June 2017

Olympics, here we come

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