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What’s flowering now: early May

Each summer I like to go round the park near my house in Hanwell, West LondonĀ (Elthorne park) and try to get photos of the flowers that are out, to see what the bees have to feed on. Elthorne park has … Continue reading

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Bees, flowers and sculpture at Chelsea Physic Garden

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 … Continue reading

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What’s flowering now: mid August 2012

It’s been a bad year for the bees. They have endured the very worst of British weather: rain, floods and grey skies have been passing for a spring and summer. But just in time for the Olympics, the weather has … Continue reading

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A Bath Bumblebee

I’ve missed beekeeping this weekend as we were away celebrating Drew’s 30th birthday in Bath. It was a beautiful day for the “Bath Half”, an annual half-marathon through the city centre, and whilst waiting for Drew’s mum to finish the … Continue reading

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What’s flowering now: early August

After a couple of weeks of heavy rain sunshine is back in Britain again. The flowers are changing outside, the days are shortening and honey bee queens are gradually laying less eggs as the hive emphasis changes from increasing numbers … Continue reading

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What’s flowering now: late June

After a week of rain and cloud the weather seems to be on a turn for the better, just as the weekend arrives. The bees will be pleased; the rain will have helped flowers produce nectar and the sunny weather … Continue reading

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What’s flowering now: late May

Yesterday I took a walk about in the park near my house and managed to get some surprisingly focused (for me) shots of bees on flowers. I used the Bumblebee Conservation Trust’s Bumblebee identification pageĀ and Help Save Bees’ Bumblebee Family … Continue reading

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