• January Bee Blog

    For a long time I told people that from where I live to France, is only 150 miles in a straight line, and to be honest, that was a guess. To be sure, I resorted to Google Earth, and surprise surprise! It’s actually less than 100 miles to the nearest...
  • November Bee Blog

    Bee Blog & tips November 2015 November is the first of the inactive months in beekeeping. It’s the bees that are inactive, or at least, less active. You should be beavering away in the shed, getting ready for next season. You should have lots of frames which need cleaning, and then there...
  • Bee Watch - April

    Tree Bumblebee

    Tree Bumblebee - image from

    Bees are great for our gardens - and mostly, whether solitary or communal, work best on their own. But what happens when we decide to or are required to intervene?

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  • Bee Watch - March

    Honeybee on Blackthorn - (©

    March is here, and it's great to put an end to the 'wettest winter' on record and look forward to the spring ahead. But what sort of damage has the weather done to our Bee population?

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  • Bee Watch - February

    Bees have received a lot of publicity in recent years and beekeeping has certainly caught the imagination of a lot of people. The bees that most people think of are honeybees and bumblebees, but there are about 251 species of bees in the UK and of those, arguably, 29 are bumblebees.

    Honeybee on Viburnum

    honeybee on lonicera fragrantissima - (Stewart Gould)

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