Good on ya Carol Klein’s hubbie! I was chuffed to bits to see that the Kleins are using the natural beekeeping method. They were employing the services of Phil Chandler, champion of the ‘top bar hive’ in Britain and the USA, a hive ideally suited to natural beekeeping methods and philosophy. Natural beekeeping – A… Read more »
Red Cedar is usually the first choice for beehives as, although it is a softwood, it has good preservative qualities and therefore lasts longer. It doesn’t need to be painted, in fact you can’t paint it even if you wanted to until it has weathered for at least a year.
DON’T TRY AND PULL OUT THE STING AS SQUEEZING THE STINGER WILL RESULT IN MORE VENOM BEING PUMPED INTO YOU
Animal self-medication – can bees do it? Animal self-medication is one of the themes of Cindy Engel’s book ‘Wild Health’. If they are allowed to roam freely animals seem to know where to find what they need and will sometimes walk hundreds of miles to find it. This is a fascinating and well-researched book that… Read more »