- ONBG (OxNatBees) is an informal mutual support network for beginners and experienced beeks who aspire to practise bee-centric, low intervention, and chemical-free beekeeping in Oxfordshire. To join the group and share ideas, questions, information and experiences, please use this site's Contact Us form.
Next ONBG Meeting
Sunday 12th March, 2PM, Marsh Harrier pub Oxford OX4 2HH - intro for pre-beginners, and planning for the coming year
Recent Blog Posts
- Two swarms in the same hive: an update March 22, 2017
- ONBG meeting, 12 March 2017 March 14, 2017
- Beginners start here March 2, 2017
- Angry bees February 16, 2017
- Winter forage February 8, 2017
- Calm bees February 5, 2017
- Spreading the Bee Buzz #10 – Surviving Winter February 2, 2017
- Modelling a Beehive January 30, 2017
- “How many bees?” January 30, 2017
- Open mating and genetics – Drones January 14, 2017
- Bees nest in a tree (not quite) January 12, 2017
- ONBG meeting – and a Christmas quiz! December 14, 2016
- “Imkers and Angels” – musings on a 1917 beekeeping documentary December 8, 2016
- New research on natural selection and honey bee health November 17, 2016
- Observations with an Infrared Camera November 8, 2016
- Racial profiling of North Oxfordshire mongrels November 4, 2016
- The Sounds of the Bees (putting a microphone inside the hive) October 24, 2016
- Warre hive modification October 19, 2016
- Beekeepers under the microscope October 9, 2016
- Natural Bee Husbandry – a new journal for our community September 20, 2016
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.