Monthly Archives: October 2013

more madness!

more madness! I was sent this link by a fellow beek. It’s a very short article demonstrating some of the crazy bee-farming practices around the world.  Anti-biotics in a hive??  Don’t they realise bees do their own medicating?  Any “help” … Continue reading


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why bees are disappearing A short but sweet video on the various reasons for the bees troubles. Well worth a look & sending on to all your friends, so we aren’t just preaching to the already converted!

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Why use wood walls for hives

I’ve been discussing hive insulation with an architect/beekeeper. We were pondering EPS (expanded polystyrene) which would make a better insulator than wood – the same thickness is a better insulator and much lighter, though I know bees like a wood … Continue reading

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