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Next ONBG Meeting
Sunday 19th July 3-5PM, Oxford
Recent Blog Posts
- 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
- Winter survival surveys show ‘treatment-free’ works August 5, 2020
- ONBG meeting, July 2020: a Bee Tea at Dee Cottage July 20, 2020
- Book Review – Interviews with Beekeepers by Steve Donohoe July 1, 2020
- Look up during lockdown May 1, 2020
- Preparing for swarm season April 4, 2020
- Covid-19: evolution in action March 31, 2020
- A new hive design: the Drayton hive February 27, 2020
- Victorian Twitterstorms February 4, 2020
- Top Bar Hives, warts and all January 4, 2020
- ONBG meeting, October 2019: Hive envy! November 9, 2019
- Convergent theories September 17, 2019
- Learning from the Bees, Berlin – bees au naturel! September 11, 2019
- ONBG+ meeting, August 2019: insulation, cavity size, Golden Hives August 19, 2019
- ONBG meeting, July 2019 – what makes a good hive? July 25, 2019
- At the village fete June 30, 2019
Tag Archives: News
Natural Bee Husbandry – The International Journal for Bee-Centred Husbandry is a new quarterly journal focused entirely on low intervention, sustainable, bee-centred beekeeping. It is being launched next month by Northern Bee Books at £20 a year for print (UK), … Continue reading
Well lets try food for a start…..If all the food pollinated by bees suddenly stopped being pollinated then the picture via the link below is what you would see in your supermarket. http://grist.org/list/this-is-what-your-supermarket-would-look-like-if-all-the-bees-died-off/?utm_campaign=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=kevin918coleman%40btinternet.com
Why ‘natural’ beekeeping could save our honey-making friends – Daily Telegraph article.
The native black honeybee, feared to have died out in all but the remote reaches of northern Britain, has been found in north Wales, east Anglia and as far south as West Sussex… Black honeybees rediscovered in Britain | Environment … Continue reading
In broad agreement with the recent British and French studies, this new study in the US also indicates that the neonicotinid Imidacloprid is a cause of colony collapse: New pesticide link to sudden decline in bee population – The Independent.
Here is an article on making a bee garden and some lovely pics of bee-friendly flowers from today’s Telegraph Planting plans for a bee garden: Put a buzz in your beds – Telegraph. Bee friendly flowers. Enjoy!
Recent news article on British/French studies on the effect of Imidacloprid on bee health: Pesticides linked to honeybee decline | Environment | The Guardian.