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 of aluminium sulphate, but this has now been discontinued due … Continue reading the story "Anti-Sting Treatment"
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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWLPORypiB8
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
BeeBase Is the Fera National Bee Unit website, providing a wealth of information designed to help beekeepers by providing free information to assist them look after their bees and keep them healthy. The recent cases of American Foul Brood in our patch has emphasised the importance of all beekeepers being registered on BeeBase. It has allowed the bee disease inspectorate to know about and visit nearby apiaries. … Continue reading the story "Beebase"
A time lapse photography film, very entertaining.