The new Avoncroft apiary - dubbed the "Windmill" apiary, as distinct from the original "Orchard" apiary, now has some residents. Thanks go out to Greg Hunt, Jay Rixon and all the other members of the team for making it happen, as shown below.
Monday, 12 April 2021
Saturday, 3 April 2021
Thursday, 1 April 2021
Among the virtues of bees you may not be aware of is their knack for detecting bombs. Thanks to the fact that they can pick up the scent of explosives with their antennae, researchers in countries such as Croatia have spent years perfecting how to use bees as landmine locators. But there's a problem............
Monday, 15 March 2021
A reminder to join us for the last (but not least) in our series of winter talks,
which should appeal to all beekeepers:
Friday, 19th March, at 7:30pm via Zoom
Presented by Celia Davis
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
Work has been carried out this week on the new "Windmill" apiary at the Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings in Bromsgrove. It is now ready for the arrival of our over-wintered colonies, subject to March weather being kind enough for their transfer.
Below are a couple of photos of the site, which allows plenty of room for future practical sessions (covid restrictions permitting).
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Honeybees can solve a type of maths test without any need for numbers – a discovery that could be used to develop smarter artificial intelligence – according to new research from the University of Sheffield:
For a more detailed analysis, please see the Royal Society research article: