Monthly Archives: October 2013

FERAL BEES

I spent much of the day travelling across Dartmoor and back, with an interlude at Yelverton where there was a DARG (Devon Apicultural Research Group) meeting scheduled for noon.  I left home at 9.30 and got there on time (unusual … Continue reading

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EARLY SPRING?

There’s a flush of dandelion flowers. Unusual at this time of year.

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BEE-TALK ON THE MOVE

I have just come back from a bus tour of SW Turkey followed immediately by a weekend with a crowd of ‘green’ activists at Kinnersley Castle on the Welsh Marches.  Although neither event was connected with beekeeping it was amazing … Continue reading

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DORSET CONVENTION LECTURE: THE COLONY MIND

This was Graham Royle’s first lecture.  Although it was an interesting subject, unfortunately it was accompanied by a powerpoint presentation and so the usual eyelid problems ensued. Here are my notes, as well as I can decipher them. THE COLONY … Continue reading

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DORSET BEEKEEPERS’ CONVENTION

I spent most of the day with about 60 other beekeepers at Stratton Village Hall enjoying the education, the company and the food!  This means that about 300 Dorset Beekeepers missed out!  Not all those present were from Dorset: my … Continue reading

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