Tag Archives: Microclimate

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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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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Microclimate report

North Oxfordshire: Today our ivy has begun flowering and is suddenly humming with insects. Flies, hoverflies, things that might be bees but don’t look quite right(?). Wasn’t like this a couple of days ago on our last sunny day – … Continue reading

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Wasp season begins

Our wasp traps are beginning to catch wasps in North Oxfordshire. Time to hang out wasp traps to protect your hives if you have not already done so. This could be a useful indicator of Oxfordshire microclimates. I know our … Continue reading

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