Monthly Archives: August 2017

GORMANSTON 2017 – Part 10

The first lecture after breakfast was Ben Harden on AFB- The Background to Hygienic Behaviour.  It was informative and useful and I took notes, some of which I can read to produce this summary.  If you’re reading this, Ben, please … Continue reading

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AFB CONFIRMED!

Kevin Pope, the Seasonal Bee Inspector rang me this morning to confirm that I was correct in suspecting American Foul Brood in the hive at Bovington.  I asked him where he thought it came from as there are no other … Continue reading

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SPOOKY COINCIDENCES

Just for a change, on this occasion I’m not writing about Gormanston but about today’s events.  I’ve been trying to update my apiary details on Bee Base but have been having difficulties in logging on and changing the password.  I … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON 2017 – Part 9

Down to the lecture theatre for the last lecture of the day, Monday: the Deasy Memorial talk, John Breen on the History of Irish Beekeeping. It was an interesting talk, starting with the question of whether or not there had … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON 2017 – Part 8

After John Hendrie’s lecture it was time for dinner. I had beef stroganov and a slice of cake. Then I went for a wander round the grounds but it came on to rain so I hastened back via the yew … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON 2017 – Part 7

After a break for tea and biscuits I went to the second lecture of Monday afternoon: John Hendrie on Senses of the Honeybee.  This was an interesting subject and well presented and I took copious notes.  Let’s see how well … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON 2017 – Part 6

After the workshop it was time for lunch, which was almost the same as last night’s dinner: soup, chicken and circular chips.  After lunch I sought a quiet spot to write up these notes and it was only when I … Continue reading

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