Category Archives: Wax

ONBG meeting, 25th August 2015

10 people came to Brian & Faith’s place in Summertown Main topics covered: Autumn prep, feeding, honey, wax, wasps and badgers Desensitisation courses and stings. 2 or 3 of those present are on, or have completed a desensitisation course; results … Continue reading

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Glyphosate resistant bees and the Invasion of Russian bees.

Its all happening over the pond right now. Seems that some beekeeper who had been experimenting with glyphosate resistance in bees had his colonies seized by the state of Illinois agriculture department under (allegedly) instruction from Monsanto. Watch the video … Continue reading

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So why do Bees build hexagonal honeycombs?

I was not even thinking about this until a friend posted a link to this explanation. What is it about bees and hexagons? Originally published on Wed May 15, 2013 8:18 am By Robert Krulwich   Enlarge image Credit Robert Krulwich / … Continue reading

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Bees and Biosecurity: Simple measures to control infections and keeping the bees happy.

Trees and Bees, the obvious top bar link. I have been promising to write something up for the blog for a few weeks now. What with the recent furore over Ash Die Back and other tree diseases its been one … Continue reading

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Harvesting wax

I thought it was time I reduced all those old combs to something easier to store. How difficult could that be? Quite messy actually. Starts out looking like a sensible kitchen chemistry experiment. Nice clean equipment, lovely clean wax melting … Continue reading

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