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Bee Keepers’ Day – Research on honeybee health and wellbeing

My second blog post on the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers’ Associations annual ‘Bee Keepers’ Day‘, held last Saturday. Below are my notes from the second speaker, Dr Karin Alton. Karin is an entomologist from Sussex University, working with Professor Ratnieks at the … Continue reading

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“Bee foraging on garden plants: Sussex University research” – a talk by Professor Francis Ratnieks

Yesterday evening I went to a talk on “Bee foraging on garden plants: Sussex University research” by Professor Francis Ratnieks at the Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Kew Gardens. Francis is the Professor of Apiculture (Evolution, Behaviour and Environment) at the University of Surrey – the … Continue reading

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Food from the Sky

This week I went on a work related trip to the innovative ‘Food from the Sky‘ project in Crouch End, north London. The project grows fruit and veg on the rooftop of Thornton’s Budgens supermarket; the food they grow then … Continue reading

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Bee Keepers’ Day – The decline of insect pollinators

Yesterday I went to the Federation of Middlesex Beekeepers’ Associations annual ‘Bee Keepers’ Day‘. Each year the Middlesex associations (Ealing, Enfield, Harrow, North London, Pinner & Ruislip) take it in turn to host a day of beekeeping talks; this year … Continue reading

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Honeybee & Bumblebee talk notes

On Saturday I helped out with the food at a seminar held by the Ealing & Harrow beekeeping associations. Baklava went down very well with the beekeepers, even though I cheated and used Cornish honey rather than Greek. Here’s a few … Continue reading

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FAQs

I subscribe to the Innocent Smoothie newsletter, and noticed that they had a blog competition recently to win an afternoon cream tea and look in a hive with a beekeeper, Tim. To enter the contest, members of the public were … Continue reading

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