How are they doing?

I wanted to see how the free-range bees at Selmeston were getting on after their relocation. I was concerned that they might be too traumatised by the interference and subsequent robbing but I need not have worried: I have a full update on my Patreon but they seem to be using the back and sides …

Now more than ever…

...we need to invite, encourage, and celebrate the wildlife in our gardens. A recent report by Buglife and Kent Wildlife Trust confirms what we all have observed (or rather, have not observed) on our windscreens and number plates: insect numbers have declined dramatically. My friend drives to Scotland each year in August. In a Landrover. …

Blossoms and Gardens

I only had two colonies here, and neither were looking terribly strong so I wasn't surprised that neither made it. What has surprised me is the number of people with strong colonies that have become beeless this spring, (that is to say, the 4 people in my lane who keep bees) and I am hoping …