Author Archives: Bernie

Anti-Sting Treatment

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by
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Aluminium sulphate solution has long been known to counter insect stings. Unlike antihistamines this treatment is absorbed through the skin and denatures the venom before it has a chance to stimulate a reaction. Until a couple of years ago you could buy a small spray applicator under the name “Stingose” which contained a 20% solution [Read the full story …]

Latest on the Neo-Nicotinoid Debate

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by
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The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides published it’s final paper at the beginning of October following a two year review of over 800 peer reviewed papers by 29 leading international scientists. All the results are available at www.tfsp.info Some excellent films on the issues surrounding the use of neo-nicotinoids have recently been released on youtube [Read the full story …]

BBKA Forum

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by
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On Saturday the 13th September at the BBKA Forum the attached presentation by Professor Dave Goulson of Sussex University was given. It is a very readable summary of the neonicotinoid pesticide issue and the current status of debate. Sussex Beekeepers

Making Wax

Posted on: June 15th, 2014 by
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Tish Reid‎ took this photo of wax flakes being secreted from the bee abdomen – this is in an apidea

Youtube Video of Bees Building Comb

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 by
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A time lapse photography film, very entertaining.