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The Apis Blog Has Swarmed

The Apis Blog has swarmed. Which is to say that it has moved home onto our brand new website : www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk. On the site, look in the top right corner for "Apis Blog". Please complete the "Subscribe" box on the right of the page to receive all our blog posts.

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We’re Back – With 2015’s Bermondsey Street Honey Offering….

And we’re off to a flying start with our new www.bermondseystreetbees.co.uk website. The Apis bee-blog and much more can be accessed through the site. And we’ve also been busy in the Press: see this profile in ES Lifestyle : Made in London. bit.ly/1LthskX

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A Bee-ientôt !

We've got the builders out. And we're very excited! Our fantastic new Bermondsey Street Bees website is at www.bermondseystreetbees.co,uk . The Apis blog has been integrated into our new website. Contact us on: kkeeper@bermondseystreetbees.co.uk or 07876 790 689.

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Barbados Honey: Tasting At Sandy Lane

After meeting Sandy Lane's Executive Chef, Emmanuel Guémon, a plan took shape in my mind - I was determined to organise a first-ever Bajan honey tasting for Emmanuel and his brigade!

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Deadly Manchineel

The red rings around the trunk of the manchineel tree stand out against the white sand as it slopes down to the Caribbean sea. The faded rings are an alert to sun-saturated holidaymakers that its shade should be avoided. Not for bees, though.

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Bret’s Bajan Bees

On a previous visit to Barbados, I had met Ben The Bajan Beekeeper. I subsequently received an invitation from one of Ben's fellow beekeepers, Bret Tujela, to visit his Bajan Bees when I was next on the island. Here's the story of Bret's Bajan Bees.

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The Sawh Dynasty

The Sawh Dynasty. Maff spotted the sign, on the outskirts of Bridgetown, Barbados: "Sawh's Bee Hiving Enterprise - we specialize in bee hive removal. 100% pure Honey. 100% pure Bajan." It was to lead to quite an adventure.

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Bee Garden Party

We're off to the Bee Garden Party at Marlborough House, London from 6pm on 1st July 2015. My Apis Bee Consultancy will be auctioning a full apiary site survey - a new and unique service, aimed at hotels and restaurants - in aid of Bees For Development.

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Swarm

It's the summer solstice. Today is the longest day of the year with 16 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds of daylight in London. It's also the day when Queen bees hit their peak daily laying rate of over 2,000 eggs a day. So it's a good time of year to consider the dark side of beekeeping: the swarm.

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In The Apiary : Mid June : Jet and Indigo

In life, as in beekeeping, when you collaborate with talented people, good things happen. When Hung (pronounced "Hoong") Quach approached me to propose an article about the Bermondsey Street Bees' rooftop apiary, in the "Locality" section of her Jet and Indigo blog, I was delighted to accept.

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