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Natural Beekeeping in the Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph yesterday published an article on Natural Beekeeping which you can read on-line here.  It features Heidi Herman, the Natural Beekeeping Trust and the Sun Hive. I was lucky enough to attend the Natural Beekeeping conference Heidi arranged … Continue reading


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Kamikaze bees – why does the swarm commit suicide?

I today witnessed the most bizarre sight of a swarm apparently committing suicide which I have neither witnessed before or heard of – does anyone know what was going on? See this video & full story below: I collected a … Continue reading

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Which colony should I keep?

I am giving a swarm to friends from another area as a part thank-you for something they did for me. I have the option of 2 swarms I could pass on, each of which will have been on 2 Warré … Continue reading

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