October 2012

This is a fascinating facebook page offering photos and information all varieties of insects.


Sustainable Beekeeping | Beekeeping Courses | Natural Beekeeping Trust
Tune in to #countryfileon #BBC1this Sunday 21 Oct at 6.20pm to learn more about #naturalbeekeepingand #SunHive http://t.co/vf9MVlNQ

another article concerning the fate of the bumble bees and the use of pesticides for your information. http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2012/oct/22/bees-pesticides

Protect bee populations in the UK by banning neonicotinoid insecticides.
Healthy bee populations are essential to the production of food. Floral nectars and aromas attract bees and thus ensure adequate pollination and the reproductive success of the plant. The honey bee’s most significant contribution to human dietary habits has been these pollination activities. Without honey bees human tables and lives would be impoverished by a general lack of fruits, vegetables,… Signatures: 15,594

New study adds to evidence that common pesticides decimating bee colonies http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1024-hance-bees-pesticides-mix.html

We are standing up for the bees. http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2012/10/23/save-our-bees-petition-hand-in/

For those of you who enjoy poetry as well as discovering bees, here is an excellent little volume: Sean Boroday’s Bee Journal , published by Cape Poetry – I recommend it.

Here is a beekeeping manual that has lost to offer

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