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Fera Report on Neonics

A Government study by their agency Fera into neonic use has been published today. Buglife have taken a look behind the spin of the official press release and conclude that the study shows three key results: A clear relationship across … Continue reading

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Top Bar Hive Seeks Home

I have been contacted by someone in the Cheltenham area who has a top bar hive (with bees) looking for a good home.  If you are interested please email:  hazel bolton (at) g mail (dot) com (reconstruct the email leaving … Continue reading

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Oilseed rape flourishes without bee-killing chemicals

The first harvest results of winter oilseed rape planted without neonicotinoid seed treatments have come in, and farmers are experiencing a better than usual crop – yields are higher than the 10 year average. ADAS, the UK’s largest independent agricultural … Continue reading

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Bayer German Lawsuit Fails

Chemical giant Bayer has failed in its attempt to sue Friends of the Earth Germany over its claims that its pesticide Thiacloprid harms bees. Now pressure is growing on the EU to add the neonicotinoid to the three already banned.  … Continue reading

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Flow Hive Frenzy

Many of you will have seen my previous post on the Flow Hive and those of you who agree with the views expressed need read no further. However, any beekeeper who spends time on the internet or reads newspapers  will … Continue reading

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From the Oxfordshire Natural Beekeeping Group

This series of articles is about the overlooked world of tiny insects around us, what they do for us, and the challenges they face, particularly bees.  …. More here. Gareth, Cotswolds

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The Flow Hive

Some of you may have seen the recent froth on the internet around a creation termed by its inventors the Flow Hive (you can check it out on Youtube).  It seems the hive contains within it plastic combs that can … Continue reading

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Bees Dance to a Different Tune

At the still point of the turning world …. there the dance is … and there is only the dance.  More here.

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Panel Discussion: Bee Centred Beekeeping, 19th November, 7:30pm

As part of what has become an annual appearance at Stroud BKA, this year I am part of a panel discussion on the subject of Bee Centred Beekeeping.  The panel will be made up of 5 beekeepers with varying backgrounds … Continue reading

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David Heaf Masterclass, November

David Heaf Masterclass, a two day course on Bee Friendly Beekeeping, 29 & 30 November 2014 Venue:            Ragman’s Lane Farm in Gloucestershire http://www.ragmans.co.uk Times:             10 am to 5 pm on Saturday 29, and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday … Continue reading

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