Category Archives: Forage

Pollen and nectar around the site.

Awe and wonder by the flowerful – not enough in our classrooms.

Ready for some awe and wonder?  Look here http://www.buzzaboutbees.net/pollination.html short videos of such beauty – if you are a teacher, try them as your students settle at the beginning of a lesson.  There is even one captioned in French for … Continue reading

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It has been a while …Floriade, be a bee, geocaching all comes together

My visit to Floriade and subsequent excitement following the tagged bees has been documented before.  My ‘friends’ Wilke and Marjon, and Naomi and Jenny and their trips to collect pollen or nectar occupied hours of my time.  I am not … Continue reading

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More bee data – and musings about integrity and what makes a company impressive

We have been beset by more banker scandals over the last few days in the UK.  It seems to me we have stopped rewarding integrity and loyalty and shouldn’t be too surprised at the results.  Companies are Oh so good … Continue reading

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The rooftops of London … high class hives!

I can’t believe I have only just found this as it dates from 2009. Worth a look

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Great experience

My short visit to Floriade, especially the bee pavilion lived up to all expectations – in fact exceeded them. When you enter the pavilion you are given one of two scanners – for pollen, with a flower symbol or for … Continue reading

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Forget me nots

I started wondering whether the simple forget-me-nots around my hives were of any benefit to the bees.  Wikipeadia says yes for pollen and nectar – and they are the same family as borage. From The Wildlife Trusts website: Like many … Continue reading

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Don’t forget our humble hedgerows

We are getting so much better at letting people know how to support bees. Best tips are: 1. Plant for bees where you can – look our for bee friendly labels or use lists like that from the RHS 2.  … Continue reading

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The word is out! Honey – the real stuff – is worth a pretty penny.

We went to dinner last night and I remembered that the couple we were meeting liked honey so I detrermined – and was successful – to remember to take a jar of honey. It was one of just 3 remaining … Continue reading

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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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Pollinator architecture

There is a really good article here It shows how simple things can be recycled to help preserve or create habitats for pollinators and the extra surprise is how beautiful they all are.

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