Category Archives: Newspaper articles

Blenheim bees – news article and response

As the local natural beekeeping group, we’ve got to know and respect Filipe. The recent article in The Guardian about his findings at Blenheim has led to some heated debate in the Twittersphere. In the following article, Guy Thompson addresses … Continue reading

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Victorian Twitterstorms

Wherein may be found some fine forgotten lore alongside various engagingly heated debates of the Victorian era Outrage and apoplexy predate the Internet. Beekeeping has always been a hive of differing opinions, and I’d like to share some examples from … Continue reading

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Keeping bees in trees – new article, book and hive

The ancient art of tree-based beekeeping, whether that is in a hollow tree or in a log hive, is becoming more popular. This article in today’s Telegraph online newspaper gives a good basic introduction to the subject, talking with the … Continue reading

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So you believe the Science? Don’t believe everything you hear and read.

I received a newsletter courtesy of a friend in the US relating to a chemical called Atrazine. Now don’t worry too much about that unless you holiday in the US. This chemical is a weedkiller and it is banned in … Continue reading

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Bee Sperm Bank….What will they think of next?

It appears that because of the decline on bee populations in the US the Washington State University is planning to build a Bee Sperm Bank in an effort to circumvent Colony Collapse Disorder. One big problem has been admitted lack … Continue reading

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Four legged beekeeper

As a further note on biosecurity I came across this article about a bee keeper in Brazil. He has a friend who helps him collect the honey. A donkey. Complete with a bee keeping suit. http://www.treehugger.com/culture/honey-farmer-creates-beekeeping-suit-his-donkey.html Now that is one … Continue reading

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Information on Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Bees

Hi All, I have been dragging my heels on this issue for ages because of difficulties getting a post onto this site. All sorted out now though thanks to Paul and a good search of the territory to see how … Continue reading

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