- 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
Saturday 9th September, Steeple Aston – Warres, TBHs, feral colonies and preparation for winter
Recent Blog Posts
- Lore of the Honey Bee July 30, 2017
- ONBG meeting, 15th July 2017 – a rooftop apiary July 24, 2017
- OxNatBees exhibit at RSA Motivate July 14, 2017
- ‘Inspecting’ your bees – the low-intervention way July 5, 2017
- Neonicotinoids implicated again June 29, 2017
- Summer starvation warning June 17, 2017
- ONBG meeting, 13th May 2017 – swarms and exotic hives June 7, 2017
- Bees in trees May 29, 2017
- The ‘other’ bees: Steven Falk workshop May 22, 2017
- Cob beehive – an experimental top-bar hive adaption May 5, 2017
- Adapting to foundationless frames in a National hive May 2, 2017
- The Bee Meeting: North Tawton and South Leigh April 8, 2017
- ONBG meeting, 1st April 2017 – an emergency cut-out April 4, 2017
- Spreading the Bee Buzz #11 – Starting Beekeeping March 29, 2017
- 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
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.