Category: Importing Bees – Good or Bad?

In the UK we import a lot of bees, mostly as queens, but is importing bees good or bad? For as long as humans have kept bees they have taken them on their travels. There must be good reasons for the importation of bees because otherwise, why do it? The risks are that when we move bees we move their pathogens and pests.

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Lockdown, Neonics and Queens

OK, so we’ve been in lockdown for a while now. I only venture outside to go shopping occasionally and to walk the dog. Oh, and beekeeping, of course. It’s never been busier in the parks and the places where I like to wander; somehow, a lockdown has made […]

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Black Bees and Brexit

There are some topics guaranteed to cause blazing arguments even between friends and family, such as Brexit, or in the case of British beekeepers; the Black Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera). I love all bees and think it would be a disaster if any particular sub-species were to die […]