Monthly Archives: January 2014

I am looking to paint my cloomed skeps with a lime whitewash but before I buy it would first like to make sure I’m not going to be poisoning the bees or anything else that comes into contact with it … Continue reading

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Condensation / ventilation question

I have two TBH’s. One had a large colony at the end of last year, one a small one. I just opened the small one to feed it (probably a meddling mistake but I was very alarmed how light it … Continue reading

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More of the Same?

It became obvious at the Stroud Debate that many conventional beekeepers see harvesting honey as the sole reason to keep bees.  Some of those present seemed not to comprehend that there may be more to bees than this. From the … Continue reading

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Natural or Conventional Debate at Stroud

The text of the talk I gave in support of the motion ‘Natural Beekeeping is the Way Forward for British Beekeepers’ in a debate at Stroud Beekeepers Association in January 2014 is here.

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Natural or Conventional – The Big Debate: hosted by Stroud BKA

For the last couple of years I have given talks about natural beekeeping as part of winter program of Stroud Beekeeping Association.  This year Stroud BKA have organised a debate, titled: ‘Natural Beekeeping is the way forward for British Beekeepers’.  … Continue reading

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