The Bee Brief (7-9-14)

Some of the online information and reports about bees and beekeeping in the last week.

A short course from the Natural Beekeeping Trust on ‘Living in Harmony with Bees’ ( 16 September)

Bumblebees poisoned by neonics-

The NBT’s ‘Sun Hives’ seem to be growing in popularity. It’s certainly an interesting shape –

A really good site for bee anatomy. With thanks to Julian King for posting the link to this on the BBKA Facebook page.

An interesting account of learning to rear queens

A fascinating website on how to do all sorts of bee-related things, including this useful checklist of things to consider when putting entries in honey shows:

This is just so sad – but why did no-one ask farmers beforehand what their reaction was likely to be?