Category Archives: Urban beekeeping

Springwatch in Japan – with honey bees

If you didn’t catch Springwatch in Japan: Cherry Blossom Time recently, you can still watch it on catch-up for the next 25 days (available in the UK only sorry). Lots of exquisite pink cherry blossom and also some roof-top honey bees living … Continue reading

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Book review – Bees in the city by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum (2011)

It’s been a while since I did a bee book-review. Partly this is down to lack of time and partly because I’ve been busy reading lots of other books, as I’ve been catching up with new ones by several of … Continue reading

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London Honey Show 2014: part 1, Dave Goulson

On Monday 6th October I went to the fourth annual London Honey Show, an event celebrating London’s honey and bees in general. As well as a honey tasting competition, there are stalls selling food, beekeeping books and beauty products, plus … Continue reading

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Thoughts on keeping bees alone

I’m finding inspecting my allotment bees a new thing, quite different to the beekeeping I’ve done in the past. These are the first bees I’m inspecting alone on a regular basis. I cycle to the allotment alone – this in … Continue reading

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A Future Without Bees – a talk at the Southbank Centre

I was lucky enough to be given free tickets to this debate on ‘A Future Without Bees‘ at the Southbank Centre by artist Amy Shelton, who has been contributing to events there as part of the London Literature Festival. Amy’s … Continue reading

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London Honey Show 2011: part 2

A continuation of my previous post on the first ever London Honey Show. I’m going to kick this one off with a few photos: That pretty white hive is a WBC, named after its British inventor, William Broughton Carr. Not the … Continue reading

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London Honey Show 2011

Yesterday I went to the first ever London Honey Show at the Lancaster London hotel (see www.londonbees.com for the hotel’s bee blog), a celebration of London honey which included a tasting competition, free talks and plenty of honey/bee related stalls to … Continue reading

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