What do bees do in the winter?

When winter rolls around, bears hibernate and birds fly south, but what about the bees? Like every other creature on earth, bees have their own unique ways of coping with cold temperatures during the winter season. One way bees prepare for the winter is by gathering a...

Jan Dzierżon – the father of modern beekeeping

John Dzierzon (16 January 1811 – 26 October 1906), was a pioneering Polish apiarist who discovered the phenomenon of parthenogenesis in bees and designed the first successful movable-frame beehive. Dzierzon came from a Polish family in Silesia. Trained in theology, he...

Falkland Estate – beekeepers dream come true

The Falkland Estate is a place of learning and recreation Centre for Stewardship is located on the outskirts of the beautiful conservation village of Falkland, Fife, Scotland. map of the estate Progressive 150-acre estate housing the Centre for Stewardship which...

Beekeeping journal – June

Hello everyoneHow are you doing?Marta and I hoe you are well and keeping busy through those difficult times.  It has been very challenging period for us as well. With the shop closed we have started doing free Edinburgh deliveries and your support and patience was awe...
Vojtek the Bear and grandpa Zalewski

Vojtek the Bear and grandpa Zalewski

Wojtek (1942–1963; Polish pronunciation: [ˈvɔjtɛk]; in English, sometimes spelled Voytek and pronounced as such) was a Syrian brown bear (Ursus arctos syriacus) bought, as a young cub, at a railway station in Hamadan, Iran, by Polish II Corps soldiers who had been...
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