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Pesticides in Garden Centre Plants

Posted on: June 14th, 2016 by
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Support new research to find out what pesticides are in the plants on sale in garden centres: http://bit.ly/25wdu7v 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
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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 …]

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.