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Articles and news about the fascinating world of beekeeping


The Beekeepers’ Year

January As the winter strengthens, so will the bees go into an even tighter ball in order to maintain 16°C-18°C to survive, that’s irrespective of outside temperature. On a nice day, around midday, even with the temperature as low as 6°C some bees will fly on which is called their airing or cleansing flights, with…


So you want another Queen?

24th January 2018

A few questions to ask first- Why do you want another Queen? Do you want to expand your colonies and…

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Bees for Development

8th December 2017

Some years ago I met Tom Olalobo and his family, refugees from Africa. I remember Tom telling me how, in…

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A Helping Hand

8th December 2017

I had an unusual phone call from a gentleman last week, ‘I have a colony of honey bees in my…

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The Quest of Saint Bartholomew

18th February 2010

I trained as a nurse at Barts and, of course, I knew that Rahere founded the hospital in 1123 but,…

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Saint Nicholas

1st May 2009

The story took place on 6th December 2000 The weather had been atrocious – gales and torrential rain had prevailed…

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