Thursday, 16 July 2009

Sad News - Bees dead

You've no doubt heard about the problems being suffered by honey bees. I certainly have and it's one of those things we hoped would never happen. It has and no one really knows what's causing this "colony collapse disorder".
We were never serious beekeeper's, a friend gave us a couple of hives and an extractor some years ago. We bought bee suits and occasionally used to steal the honey. It's not just the honey we'll miss - World watch out !

On a slightly lighter note a leaf-cutter bee has made a nest behind my bench vice - don't think I'll be able to get any honey there though.

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