Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Wonder of Bees – BBC4 with Martha Kearney

I’ve just missed the first episode.  Fortunately it’s repeated tonight at 01:30 so I’ve set the recorder!

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Top bar modification question

I e-mailed this question to Gareth before I was able to post on here. Now that I can post on Simple Bees I thought I’d repost it here with the reply in case it’s useful to anyone else … I … Continue reading

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Damp Warré Quilt

I would appreciate some guidance regarding the condition of my Warre quilt. Early March, when I checked my Warre hive, I found that the straw lining in the quilt was ‘wet’. Not sure why this happened as I had expected … Continue reading

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The tree hives of the Bashkir

From a blog I follow: Tree hive beekeeping is a 1000 year old art of keeping bees in slots cut into living pine and oak trees. Over 70,000 tree hives were recorded in a Polish 1827 census. The Polish tree … Continue reading

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