Category Archives: Natural world

Life really has got in the way of blog posts

Today I am going to have a catch up.  I started by reading some of my favourite blogs.  Rusty’s wisdom is always worth considering and this one about how much honey to leave for the bees is up to her … Continue reading

Posted in General beekeeping, memories, Natural world, Winter | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Background, Bee curious, Bee life, Bee Photography, Forage, Forage plants, Garden area, General beekeeping, Honey, Hughenden Manor Project, Natural world, night foraging, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Persistent poppies

There is something both mysterious and magical about the explosions of poppies you sometimes see at this time of the year.  Today I caused Emily, the voice of my Sat Nag a few moments of confusion when I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in Forage plants, General beekeeping, Natural world, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Very quick post – bee logging data from NSPYRE back online

Posted in Analysis of live bee data from tagged bees, Natural world | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bee life, Educational opportunities, Forage, Forage plants, General beekeeping, Honey, Natural world | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Increasing the army to save the bees

We love those companies who join us in spreading knowledge about our bees and help us spread the word about ways in which individuals can promote bee health and preservation.  In the UK the Co-operative has their Plan Bee website … Continue reading

Posted in Background, Bee curious, Bee life, Educational opportunities, General beekeeping, Natural world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Unusual and beautiful

You tube really is a great resource – it isn’t all pop videos and scandal!  For those who are curious about bees this can give a potted view of several aspects of beekeeping and bee life. Bees in pillar box   … Continue reading

Posted in Bee curious, Bee life, Forage plants, General beekeeping, Natural world, Stings | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Little miscreants?

Hive No 2 was from a swarm last year; they were received exactly a year ago 27th April 2011 – found on a school playing field.  There are lots of fears about ‘swarmy bees’ but I am just a little … Continue reading

Posted in Background, Bee life, General beekeeping, Natural world | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

More on bee sight

Have you come across the book BEE by Rose-Lynn Fisher?  The book is predominantly pictures, grey scale pictures of the most exquisite details of honey bees.  The magic of the pictures is hard to convey in mere words – which … Continue reading

Posted in Bee curious, Bee life, Bee vision, Natural world | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How cool is this

I am trying to devise ways in which to help youngsters and adults understand bees and have been trying to devise a simple experiment or two that can be done under classroom conditions.  I knew I needed to read up … Continue reading

Posted in Bee curious, Bee life, Bee vision | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments