Author Archives: Bernie

An Introduction to Beekeeping

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by
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Download a copy of the poster here

Pesticides in Garden Centre Plants

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by

Support new research to find out what pesticides are in the plants on sale in garden centres: As we all know, bees are in trouble. Around the world many types of bee are in decline, and some species have gone extinct. These … Continue reading the story “Pesticides in Garden Centre Plants”

Anti-Sting Treatment

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by

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 …]

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.