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At the village fete

We were asked to demo “bees” at our local village fete, so Keith and I obliged with a stand displaying various Stuff for people to touch, smell etc and answered Questions. The organisers had originally assumed that we were going … Continue reading

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Learning from the Bees Conference, Berlin

A quick plug for the next LfB conference! – When: August 30th – September 1st Where: Berlin What: an international symposium of natural beekeepers and like minded individuals Why: Hear cutting edge research from top bee scientists. Network with fascinating … Continue reading

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New adventures

“So what are you going to do with the bees?” it was the first question that anyone asked when I said I was moving house. The bees had lived for two years in a back-garden hive but now the tenancy was coming … Continue reading

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ONBG at Sutton Courtenay School

In May Sutton Courtenay Primary School asked us if there were any ONBG members willing to do a presentation on bees for its Year 1 and Year 2 children. I live in an adjacent village and had just caught a … Continue reading

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Washboarding

Two of my hives (packed with bees) have currently got two things going on in parallel at their entrances. This picture shows them both; click on the image for more detail. On the horizontal landing board, bees are fanning to … Continue reading

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The Hive at Kew Gardens

A pair of magpies have made their nest high in the ‘Hive‘ sculpture in Kew Gardens. They saw a chance to steal a space amidst the shine of aluminium, and are filling it with branches and twigs from the trees … Continue reading

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Visiting the Bee Pubs: Part 1

In the last two years, I’ve seen a lot of drawings of bees trying to play guitars. They’ve been on posters, on chalkboards, on signs and on flyers but I’ve yet to see a bee that’s succeeding. The guitar is … Continue reading

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