Category Archives: Bee curious

QI facts, questions or theories about bees

A complete failure for me

Having been intrigued by Surrey beekeepers idea about getting children interested in bees, the past weekend of sunshine seemed a good opportunity to put this into practice. I did change it a little.  I cut circles of paper into rough … Continue reading

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Pollen; I never imagined it could fill a fascinating hour long talk

Bucks County Beekeepers Seminar Day has three hour long talks and each one I have seen has been of a high quality and has highlighted aspects of beekeeping or related life to an extent that has almost surprised me.  They … Continue reading

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The magic of pollen

My first view of a frame with glistening cells of pollen caused one of those little pangs – the sort of ‘awe and wonder’ we teachers were encouraged to display for our pupils. I hadn’t fully appreciated the range of … Continue reading

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Two lives saved

It took a few seconds but they struggled free and flew into the hive. Continue reading

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Water and a robber wasp lives to fight another day

Then, in a trice, it was in the entrance as a gap in the guard bee patrol was spied. Continue reading

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