Welcome To Apis !
Picture a beehive, its cedar wood faded to grey, perched on a parapet four storeys above a street in old Bermondsey. Now zoom in to London’s Tower Bridge, zig South a bit, zag a fraction West, and you have arrived. Welcome to Apis !
This is a blog about honeybees. Mostly. That’s why it’s called “Apis”, the Latin for “Bee”. The rest is about beekeeping. Mostly.
So you are now on the landing-board. At the hive-entrance. Cross this border and you leave behind the bright, wide world which we know so well and you defect to an insect culture, humming in the darkness. Beyond this threshold and, well, it’s not just a leap of the imagination, like Alice In Wonderland’s rabbit-hole. It’s a reality: a gangplank into prehistory, into a dense, six-legged matriarchy, into a breathing, breeding super-organism. And all inside a wooden box.
Be calm, move slowly, be prepared to be surprised. And enter…