Tag Archives: England

Visit the UK National Honey Show – Free!

I’ve always wanted to visit the UK National Honey Show, renowned as the ultimate in honey judging. But, it’s in the UK and I’m in Canada. Well, because of COVID-19, the event has moved on-line and we all have a … Continue reading

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William Woodley – An Introduction

This is the first in a series of videos about a Victorian-era beekeeper who had the largest honey farm in England at the end of the 19th century. You can learn more about William Woodley on the Beehive Yourself blog … Continue reading

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Bumble Bees and Free Will

Much is made of a human’s ability to make free choices. It’s an illusion, of course, but if people should be awarded this mysterious power, then why not bees? To bolster this notion of bees and free will, we’ll look … Continue reading

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Elementary Beekeeping

Today is the world’s most famous detective’s birthday. No, not James Bond. Sherlock Holmes, if he ever lived at all, would have been well over 150 years old today. Or, at least, his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would be … Continue reading

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A Swarm of Biblical Proportions

The headline reads: Swarm of bees that turned sky over British town black was like “something out of the bible” Biblical. That’s the way frightened victims in the English town of Farnham reportedly reacted when their daily ritual of buying … Continue reading

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80 Years in the Bees

What would it be like to keep bees for 80 years? You could ask 92-year-old George Birks, who started back in the 1920s. The price of a loaf of bread was 9 cents; a pound of sugar was 7 cents; … Continue reading

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