Blog – bees, beekeeping & other sticky subjects
The Hive at Kew
The art and science of honeybees and pollination are celebrated in a stunning installation at Kew Gardens, London.
The herb farm is a very productive apiary, but the bees are agitated and we think there is something in the environment.
Vita sponsors innovative project to help tackle trauma
Project to help service personnel affected by trauma.
EFB Alarm Bells – tested
Vita’s Blogger tests two colonies for EFB when they are slow to build up and show spotted brood …
Brexit? What might it mean for Vita?
Many beekeepers have asked what a possible UK exit from the EU (the “Brexit” scenario) might mean for Vita.
Beekeeper Apiguard query
“Can I use super combs that have been exposed to Apiguard?”
Going, going ..
The annual beekeeping auction at Meon Valley attracted enthusiasts as usual. Meantime their bees probably swarmed on a warm May day.
Back on the drone trail
It’s that time of year again – time to start searching for Drone Congregation Areas.
Next Generation Beekeepers
Sebastian speaks to the next generation of beekeepers and even gives a demonstration of a waggle dance.
The queen with a surprise
I had two firsts this weekend: one routine, the other a first in two decades of beekeeping — I was stung by a queen!