Category Archives: General

Bollington Library colony

Last month I removed a colony from the cavity wall at Bollington library. The building was undergoing some refurbishment including a new roof and new window frames. The colony was in the cavity wall below a window. The bees entry point … Continue reading

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Human Planet

The BBC are running an amazing series right now which focusses on human relationships with the natural environment. Last week they showed Tete in the Congo scaling a 40m tree to collect honey. I doubt we would have so many … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoid pesticides

For a few years now there have been concerns raised about the effect of Neonicotinoid pesticides on honeybee health. Use of these has been banned in some countries whilst research is carried out into the risks. Early this week, Martin … Continue reading

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Queen Marking colours

Happy New Year! This year (2011) the standard queen marking colour is WHITE. A different colour is used for marking honeybee queens each year based on the year in which the queen is reared. Five different colours are used as standard … Continue reading

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