Tag Archives: Urticaria

Saudi spray jets destroy bees instead of locusts

Saudi planes spraying insecticides to destroy large swarms of locusts invading many parts of the Gulf Kingdom accidentally exterminated millions of bees in nearly 850 hives in just one area, prompting farmers to demand damages. Farmers inspecting their hives after … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Life is sweet

Stung by his knowledge of 50 years’ experience as a bee-keeper, the students, kitted out in their protective clothing, were buzzing around Mr Oosting’s Edgcumbe Beach property to learn everything they could about keeping bees before they returned home to … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dursley pupils enjoy sweet success with honey business

CHILDREN from Dursley enjoyed the sweet taste of business success when they sold out of their premium honey in minutes at Wycliffe Preparatory School. The honey came from the Stonehouse school’s two hives which form part of the activities for … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beekeeping: A lesson in adaptation

My husband and I have kept honey bees for a few years now. We’ve learned, through a combination of trial and error and beekeeping classes that bees are susceptible to pests and disease. As a result, we learned to test … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bee project buzzing along

University student Leslie Lowe has set himself an ambitious task – he’s trying to set up a commercial native bee industry with a group of Aboriginal elders. He’s doing this by making attractive hives and selling them to schools, residents … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Males kicked out of the hive – work done

THE cold is starting to bite and the bees in the old Mendip Hospital Cemetery are preparing to settle down for the winter. By now the queen will have stopped laying and will be surrounded by about 10,000 of her … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Alert over beehives

THE National Bee Keeping Association in Fiji is calling on beekeepers to be wary of the spread of virus and unwanted pathogens when beginning hives for their farm. Ministry of Agriculture’s national co-ordinator Honey Industry, Kamal Prasad said a viral … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Napa City Council seeks beekeeper-friendly rules

Endorsing the sentiments of the Planning Commission, the Napa City Council wants to make it easier to keep bees within city limits. Last week, the council sent staff back to the drawing board, directing them to make changes to a … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beekeeping: Blowing Smoke

There are all sorts of gadgets now for beekeeping. Frame spacers, hive carriers, frame holders, bee brushes, cappings scratchers, frame cleaners, and the list goes on and on. For most beekeepers, many of these items are unnecessary, and can even … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The woman raising awareness about the plight of bees

With the launch of New Zealand’s first National Honey Week, an Auckland woman says city dwellers can do their bit to safeguard a vital species. Kim Kneijber’s beehives are a little-known honeytrap in the heart of the city. The hobbyist … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment