Posts Tagged ‘Bee Health’
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
We shall be tending our Bees using approved Organic methods but sadly, due to our location we will never be able to class our Honey, Beeswax or other Bi-Products of the hive as fully Organic due to much of our surrounding area, where our bees will inevatably forage, not being Organic.
Our Geese, Chickens-Eggs, Sheep, Vegetables and Fruit will become certified fully Organic in the near future.
Monday, March 25th, 2013
This is a critical time for your bees. With the latest bad weather coming at a time when the Queen may have started to lay, a shortage of food could prove disastrous for the colony. If an opportunity arises to be able to check the colony for stores, without opening up, but by hefting, do so and feed syrup if they seem short. If in doubt, a small feed would be better than none, if they take it down quickly they need it and you could give more as required. Recipes for making syrup are on this blog and we also have plenty of ‘ApiInvert’ in stock.
Another good idea is to make sure that some water, unfrozen, is close to the colony should they need it. Place in a shallow tray of pebbles to avoid the bees drowning.
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Statement sent out today – Caroline also quizzed Ed Davey over the announcement directly in Parliament.
OFFICE OF CAROLINE LUCAS, MP FOR BRIGHTON PAVILION
Responding to the announcement  by Energy Secretary Ed Davey today that he has given planning consent to EDF to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, Caroline Lucas (Green Party) said:
“Ed Davey rightly warned in 2006 that “a new generation of nuclear power stations will cost taxpayers and consumers tens of billions of pounds” and that, “in addition to posing safety and environmental risks, nuclear power will only be possible with vast taxpayer subsidies or a rigged market” – so it’s astonishing that, in a deplorable departure from his party’s policy, he has today given the green light to EDF to build the UK’s first new nuclear plant for a generation.
“That the Government is willing to sign off on Hinkley even before an agreement has been reached on how much the taxpayer will have to hand over to the French state-owned energy giant, and before a new facility to deal with the toxic waste has been agreed, is misguided in the extreme.
“Despite the energy department’s attempts to rewrite the dictionary on the definition of a subsidy, it’s now blindingly obvious that billions of pounds of public money will be thrown at new nuclear in the form of a strike price and the underwriting of costs including accident liability and construction – in direct breach of the Coalition agreement.
“The only two nuclear power stations under construction in Europe today are billions of pounds over budget and facing increasing delays. With Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Sweden and Denmark all rejecting new nuclear, why is the UK still obsessed with keeping this expensive and unnecessary technology alive?”
The Brighton Pavilion MP concluded: “Nuclear is a dangerous distraction from the truly ambitious energy policy we need – one which focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and which would deliver more jobs, faster carbon reductions and a fundamentally more democratic energy system fit for the future.”
Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
We have now a large stock of both Apifonda Bee Fondant and Api-Invert Bee Syrup in stock.
So, if you don’t want to make your own as described previously, check our webpage: visit page or give us a call for our best prices.
Monday, December 3rd, 2012
There are two basic syrup mix consistencies, thick, most suitable for Autumn (Fall) feeding, which will be stored, and thin, most suitable for Spring feeding which will be consumed without storing.
2 kg Granulated Cane Sugar
1 ltr Water
1 kg Granulated Cane Sugar
1 ltr Water
Put the sugar in a large container. Bring the water to the boil and pour over the sugar, stir until completely dissolved.
A sprig of fresh Thyme added to the syrup and left in the feeder will aid in avoiding any mould growth should the syrup not be consumed/used straight away.