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Recent Blog Posts
- ONBG meeting, March 2023 – new year, new lessons March 9, 2023
- Winter projects November 23, 2022
- ONBG Meeting, October 2022 – 10th anniversary gathering October 9, 2022
- ONBG meeting, June 2022 – Unlearning beekeeping June 27, 2022
- ONBG meeting, May 2022 – A Swarmy Bee Tea at Dee May 25, 2022
- The Sideboard Bees May 11, 2022
- ONBG meeting April 2022 – swarm prep May 5, 2022
- Trends in beekeeping March 6, 2022
- A visit from … December 19, 2021
- Blenheim bees – news article and response November 9, 2021
- ONBG meeting, 1st August 2021 – out-apiaries and TBHs August 7, 2021
- ONBG meeting, July 2021 – Blenheim wild bees July 23, 2021
- Bees at the fete July 11, 2021
- ONBG meeting June 2021 – another Bee Tea at Dee! June 12, 2021
- Drayton beehive on display May 12, 2021
- Lockdown winter projects February 27, 2021
- Book review: Treatment Free Beekeeping, by David Heaf February 9, 2021
- Horizontal hive types January 17, 2021
- Bees Without Borders: conference report November 23, 2020
- Winter is coming November 7, 2020
Tag Archives: Honey
ONBG meeting, October 2019: Hive envy!
17 folk converged on a north Oxfordshire village to share lunch, view some stunning and unusual hives, discuss When Honey Goes Wrong, and view the feral colonies round the village. Well, that was the plan. The schedule was instantly junked … Continue reading
Posted in Apiary visits, Experimentation, Hives, Honey, Meetings, ONBG, Warré, Wax Tagged Cork, Eco Tree Hive, Einraumbeute, Feral, Ferals bees, Golden Hive, Honey, JustBeeEcoHives, Roseland Hex hive, Tree hive, Wild bees 1 Comment
ONBG meeting, 16th Nov 2017 – insulation, honey and mites
On a winter’s evening a dozen folk gathered at the Victoria Arms in Oxford to discuss, you guessed it, bees and beekeeping. Jack had brought along the heat-vision FLIR camera he used to photograph his hives’ heat profile in a … Continue reading
We are what we eat and that applies to Bees too.
As our Harry has said on numerous occasions ‘We are what we eat.’ It applies across the board with all lifeforms. In the US Honeybees have been suffering horribly from CCD and a load of other conditions, not least stress … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged CCD, climate change, Honey, honeybees, immunity, monoculture crops, p-coumaric acid, Varroa Leave a comment
Bee keeping in Guatemala
While trawling through the latest Permaculture Institute of Australia newsletter I came across an entertaining article on beekeeping in Guatemala. The location is a bit unique but besides that it would appear that they suffer with similar problems to us … Continue reading
Posted in Hives, Local lore, TBH, Uncategorized Tagged bee stings, Beehives, hive building, Honey, Honeycomb, Swarms, Wasps 1 Comment
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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