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October 28, 2014

Solitary bee home DIY


Beekeeper and his hillside apiary

Where there is a will, there is a way.


Milton or Royal Alfred Hive


A fancy portico for your hive


May 12, 2014

Do Bumblebees and Honeybees share common foes?

Are Bumblebees living in the wild in the United Kingdom falling victim to diseases and parasites from managed honeybees?

Research from the Royal Holloway University of London indicate that it is possible. Data was collected on a number of disorders, and the team looked at how these diseases may migrate from managed populations of honeybees to wild bumblebees. F├╝rst and his team found deformed wing virus (DWV) and Nosema ceranae, a fungal parasite, could move between the groups. Lifespans of bees contracting DWV is shortened from around three weeks to two.