Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Christmas

Well, it doesn’t quite look like this, but have a very Happy Christmas.  The picture comes from here. Gareth, Cotswolds

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Potential new neonic limits after human health link

‘New restrictions on the use of two neonicotinoid pesticide products could be introduced after an EU report warned they may affect the human nervous system’ says a report in the Farmers Guardian.  Acetamiprid and Imidacloprid may ‘adversely affect the development … Continue reading


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Winter Hive Ventilation

No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, No comfortable feel in any member – No shade, no shine, … Continue reading

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Late Queen Failure /Drone layer

In October I put mouse guards on one of my Warré hives.  The weather was a warm 18 degC and bees were foraging hard taking in much pollen.  A week later in the late afternoon, of a warm, 17 degC … Continue reading

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