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About chrissladesbeeblog

I have been keeping bees since 1978 and currently have about a dozen hives. I am a member of the BBKA where for many years I represented Dorset at the Annual Delegates' Meeting. I am the co-author (with Dave MacFawn of of S. Carolina) of "Getting the Best from Your Bees" and am working on a book of my own poems : "Bee People".

NEW BEE BOOK!

The postman brought a pleasant surprise parcel today.  It came all the way from America and contained two books.  One was “Getting the Best from Your Bees” that I co-authored with Dave MacFawn from South Carolina.  He’d autographed it for … Continue reading

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DORSET BKA CONVENTION

They were expecting over 100 people at the Convention today at Stratton Village Hall, but very few of those present were of that age yet, most having 2 or 3 decades to go.  There was nobody who could be described … Continue reading

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ANOTHER DARG DAY

I drove down to Devon today for another meeting of the Devon Apicultural Research Group.  Last night, electronically, I suggested to my friend Leila Goss that she should come along as we need younger blood but she replied that she’s … Continue reading

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BUMBLEBEES LECTURE

At Thomas Hardye’s School on Monday, the Lecture Theatre was packed for a lecture by Professor Dave Goulson of Sussex University on Bumblebees.  As usual, Dave gave a very good lecture, despite using Powerpoint, active and interesting. He did mention … Continue reading

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AN ENTRANCING DARG DAY

There was a meeting of DARG, the Devon Apicultural Research Group today. We came, not just from Devon, but also Dorset, Somerset and Cambridge so, if you’re interested, don’t be put off coming to join us just because you aren’t … Continue reading

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GORMANSTON 2017 – PART 11

The second lecture on Tuesday morning was Dr Ralph Buchler on Selection for Varroa Resistance. It was good and interesting but I was nodding a bit at times as a consequence of poor sleep. My notes tell me that Varroa … Continue reading

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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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