In 1673 the Society of Apothecaries of London founded a Physic Garden at Chelsea, so that their apprentices could learn to grow medicinal plants and study their uses. Yesterday I visited the garden, for the second time this summer, and found many new delights amongst its paths. It is a place where a sense of calm descends as you walk in, a place to shed all the bustle and cares of London and breathe in deeply from the heavy scent of evening flowers. Follow me in a walk round the garden.
- acarine AFB allotment Andy Pedley Apiguard artificial swarm autumn feed Bailey comb exchange Basic Assessment Bee Inspector bee jobs Beekeeping year bees' feet bees in Oman bees in winter bees on flowers book-review Borneo bumblebees cake clever bees colony odour dances double brood box drones EFB egg-laying extracting foraging Fumadil B gardening for bees hive combining Holidays hygiene Invisible Worlds John Chapple mating Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 6 neonicotinoids nosema nucleus Oxalic acid Pat Turner pheromones poetry pollen pollination practical beekeeping tips propolis queen-marking queen cells queenlessness Queen rearing rain research shook-swarm Small Hive Beetle smokers solitary bees Stings sugar syrup swarming Thomas Bickerdike top-bar hive trophallaxis TV shows varroa
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