musings of a scottish smallholder

Honey bees September 29, 2011

What is causing colony collapse disorder?

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fife smallholder bee hive

fife smallholder bee hive


Wildflowers August 21, 2011

Campanula rotundifolia: Flower

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Check out this link Hope for our bees, moths, and butterflies. When I look round our smallholding I am heartened that all is not lost. We have a range of wild flowers, harebells, oxeye daisies, fox gloves, rosebay willow herbs.


Bees August 12, 2011

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It’s been raining for days and my new hive of honey bees have turned to my syrup for energy. I wonder what it tastes like to them after being on my flowers – fast food?