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Feeding Time

Feeding Time

In anticipation of the looming winter, I decided to start feeding the Bees today.The weather has not really be on our side this week, so I decided to lend a helping handAs soon as the feeder went on, the bees were pretty quick to discover the sugary goodness.

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Winter Feed – I did a silly thing

Winter Feed – I did a silly thing

I went to check up on how the bees were stocking up on winter stores today, and thought it would be a good opportunity to get some pictures. Unfortunately, I forgot to take the batteries for one of my cameras and as a result, mixing lenses and cameras meant I had to shoot in manual.If you’ve ever tried to shoot macro in a bee suit with no autofocus, you wont be surprised to know that 95% of the photos were out of focus I did however manage to get 3 ok ish pictures and luckily we can see the bees...

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The Benefits of Urban Beekeeping

The Benefits of Urban Beekeeping

Bees that miss out on a balanced diet can also become more susceptible to parasites, such as the varroa mite, or colony collapse disorder, which is believed to be caused by a combination of fungal and viral infections. Such threats mean the honeybee could potentially have a better chance of survival in urban environments. Thanks to the variety of plants and flowers grown by city dwellers in their back gardens, and the beautiful green spaces in many cities, city living potentially provides a rich and varied source of pollen that gives bees all the nutrients and enzymes they require for...

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