Author Archives: Lynne

A visit from …

‘Twas a night in December And all through the hive A soft humming question, When will Spring arrive? The bees had been clustered All snuggled up tight Dreaming of Springtime, Warmth, nectar and light When something came drumming And thrumming … Continue reading

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Grow, shake or drum? Transferring bees between hive types

Recently a question was raised on the OxNatBees members’ mailing list on how to transfer bees from one hive type to another where the bars are incompatible, in this case from a National deep brood box to a Warré. The … Continue reading

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Natural Bee Husbandry – a new journal for our community

Natural Bee Husbandry – The International Journal for Bee-Centred Husbandry is a new quarterly journal focused entirely on low intervention, sustainable, bee-centred beekeeping. It is being launched next month by Northern Bee Books  at £20 a year for print (UK), … Continue reading

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Asian Hornet found in UK [Update]

The National Bee Unit have confirmed today 20th September 2016 that the Asian hornet has been spotted in Tetbury area of Gloucestershire. A control zone is being set up within a radius of three miles of the sighting and a … Continue reading

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BeeConnected – crop spraying alerts for UK beekeepers

In the UK, September heralds the start of a new crop spraying season and while the moratorium on neonicotinoids is still in place, other insecticides are still in use. The code for best agricultural practice calls for farmers to notify … Continue reading

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West Oxford Bee Festival – 18th June 2016

Come and visit the ONBG stand at the West Oxford Bee Festival St Frideswide church & grounds, Botley Road, OX2 0BL  

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Pesticide-related confusion in pollinators and politicians — by Stirling Conservation Science

By Penelope Whitehorn of Stirling Conservation Science – “I arrived confused about this topic and I will leave as confused as ever.” This was the parting comment from the only MP in the room and not the outcome we were … Continue reading

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