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A Scottish Beekeeper in New Zealand


Having left Scotland to try a bit of beekeeping in New Zealand, you can imagine my surprise when Ali and Peter announced I would be staying in a bothy! Ok so they didn’t use the word bothy but I was to spend the night in a New Zealand equivalent. Out here they call them DOC […]

Pollinators and their importance


Since starting my apprenticeship I have been asked on numerous occasions – how effective are honey bees as pollinators? The answer is not black and white and so I will attempt to answer it here. I should note that this is only my take on the issue. The honey bee as an individual pollinator In […]

The Secret Language of Bees


The Secret Language of Bees  Most of us when we see a bee in flight are struck with complete fear that we’re going to be stung by the tiny fluffy things and swing at them with random movements in a desperate attempt to waft them, or ourselves, away from the danger. Once that paranoia kicks […]

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