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

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWLPORypiB8      

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

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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Wax
Tish Reid‎ took this photo of wax flakes being secreted from the bee abdomen - this is in an apidea

Beebase

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"

CSI Pollen protocol England and Wales

Posted on: April 28th, 2014 by
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CSI Pollen protocol England and Wales

Youtube Video of Bees Building Comb

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