Tag Archives: Bees

Honey

Yes, there’s honey still for tea. Our small colony of bees have been busy through winter and spring despite some extreme weather conditions.

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Bees and lavender

Bees love lavender, and because French lavender* flowers during winter, it provides them with nourishment when there is little else in flower. Lavender is known for its calming effect on people and it has the same effect on bees. A … Continue reading

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Bees welcome

 Although we do not use pesticides, in recent years we have noticed fewer bees in our garden. In response we have set up a hive under a white mulberry tree, and added a ‘bee garden’ in a corner of our … Continue reading

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Cause of colony collapse disorder?

Scientists may have found the answer to ‘colony collapse disorder’ that has caused a severe reduction in bee populations. A bee shortage has serious implications for the world’s future food supply for the many crops that require pollination by bees. … Continue reading

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