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Bee of the day – bumblebee

Today’s star is the beloved bumblebee. This furry friend is common all over the UK, and there are 24 species across the nation. They normally nest in bird boxes, behind the fascia board and around the guttering in houses. Very important pollinators, they are harmless and not aggressive unless disturbed. SIZE DOES NOT MATTER in the bumblebee world, even in […]

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Apiary visit May 2019

We had a great Apiary Visit at Rob Coleman’s on Saturday 11th May – thank you, Rob! For those of you who missed it, we covered a host of topics: the Dartington hive (and how to use it for a Pagden variation); different bee breeds; marking queens; the experience of inspecting ‘feisty’ bees; simple queen increase using an apidea, a […]

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