Portrait of C L Farrar

In Praise Of The Great C.L. Farrar

C.L. Farrar, Department of Economics University of Wisconsin I have a soft spot for certain wise personalities from the past, such as R.O.B Manley. It’s with this in mind that I wanted to write something in praise of the great…
Artisan honey from Apidae Honey

Discovering Extraordinary New Honey

Artisan honey from Apidae Honey People often tell me all sorts of extraordinary things about my honey, and honey in general. Some customers buy it because it’s delicious, or they want to support local producers; others have, shall we say,…
a rainbow over the Kyles of Bute in tighnabruaich

Aging Is Good For The Ego

Rainbow over the Kyles of Bute I used to think that 60 yrs is quite old, but now that 2023 has arrived – the year in which I will have been alive for six decades (hopefully) – I’m thinking that…
Steve Donohoe on Loch Fyne 2022

Reader Survey Results 2022

Many thanks to those of you who completed the survey that I posted on here a few weeks ago. Several people got halfway through then bailed out, which isn't surprising as it wasn't the most straightforward thing to fill out;…
York Biotech Campus

New Research Updates From The NBU

York Biotech Campus Our Regional Bee Inspector, Mark McLoughlin, hosted delegates from the various Northern BKAs at the York Biotech Campus on 11th November. The day featured presentations about new research updates from the NBU by experts in their fields.…
Bee Hives in New Zealand

Bees Drift More Than You Think

Drones are not the only bees that drift Bee Hives in New Zealand Something has been vexing me about honey bees. Two observations, both true, seem to be in direct conflict with each other: They are excellent navigators, able to…