Monthly Archives: October 2012

AFTER THE SPIVAK LECTURE……….

After the Spivak lecture I thought I’d go and look at the honey on show. It looked like honey. I bumped into Trisha Marlow from Ludlow, whom I’d met at Stoneleigh.  Her first words to me were: “Are you behaving … Continue reading

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MARLA SPIVAK’S FIRST LECTURE

Marla Spivak’s lecture was concerned with the effects of floral landscape on honeybee health.  As she is US based, she was working from a background of large scale migratory beekeeping operations often in monocultural landscapes.  Between pollinating contracts there might … Continue reading

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NATIONAL HONEY SHOW – DAY 1, PART ONE

Day 1 for everybody else of the NHS was one I missed. I was at a Public Inquiry at Corfe Castle concerning a claim to recognise the legal status of an ancient route as a Byway rather than a Bridleway.  … Continue reading

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DARG DINNER AND AGM

Saturday was spent mostly at the Devon Apicultural Research Group AGM held at the Furzeleigh Mill Hotel at Buckfastleigh where, as usual, they fed us magnificently.  Apart from the guest speaker, Regional Bee Inspector, Nigel Semmence (who couldn’t resist including … Continue reading

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ARE RECENT QUEEN FAILURES CAUSED BY VIRUS?

At the AOB at the end of the Devon Apicultural Research Group (DARG) AGM yesterday Glyn Davies asked us if DARG would like to become associated/involved with a project to investigate virus infection of queens and determine whether they are … Continue reading

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WHO SAYS ROMANCE IS DEAD?

I’ve found out why our BKA Treasurer, Nicky Randall, has missed a couple of events at which I would expect to see her. She swanned off to Gretna Green to get married! Now she’s Mrs Hunt.

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IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY

I set the alarm and got up very early and then received a message from Vanessa to say her flight had been delayed because of the wet and windy weather and wouldn’t arrive until 11.  Thus I was able to … Continue reading

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