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An Introduction to Beekeeping

Posted on: March 15th, 2017 by
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Better Beekeeping programme 2016 / 17

Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by
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Our Winter programme of Better Beekeeping sessions(formerly called Novice meetings)  is now on the Calendar. Meetings are held at Goldsithney St Piran's Hall every month.

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 of aluminium sulphate, but this has now been discontinued due Continue reading the story "Anti-Sting Treatment"

National Pollinator Strategy

Posted on: July 31st, 2014 by
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Environmental Audit Committee - Publication of report on National Pollinator Strategy

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


Posted on: June 4th, 2014 by
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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"

Youtube Video of Bees Building Comb

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