Category: Are Honey Bees Dying Out?

Many people worry that honey bees are dying out but is this true? The media like a good headline and generate hits by writing about disasters. How often do we read about good news in the world? The population of honey bees worldwide is consistently rising, not falling.

At the Artisan Fair on Red House Farm

Keeping us on our Toes

I’m back from my holiday in Lanzarote. I have seamlessly adjusted from blue skies and 26 deg Celsius to whatever ridiculous weather we have here in Manchester. My bees are not flying; they are indoors trying in vain to form webbed feet. Artisan Fair Today I did a […]

Lies, damn lies

Lies, Damn Lies & Statistics

I recently read a ludicrous article on BBC News, “Can Listening to Bees help save them – and us?” which continues the campaign of mis-information about honey bees. I used to think that this type of report, of which there are many, was just lazy reporting but now […]

Bee Armageddon?

Typically, when I tell somebody that I am a beekeeper I get a big smile, then I get told how wonderful it is that I’m doing my bit to save the bees, because they are really struggling at the moment aren’t they? It seems churlish to tell them […]