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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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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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In the Apiary : Mid-May : An Inspector Calls…

At 5.31pm precisely the doorbell rang. It was the Seasonal Bee Inspector for the South London, Brian McCallum. This was my first visit from an inspector. Or, as I like to look at it, the first time I have been offered a free beekeeping lesson from Her Majesty's Government.

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In The Apiary – April 2015 – First Inspections

Spring has been a long time coming, but finally, I have been able to crack open my hives and inspect the Bermondsey Street Bees, checking on their health, development and well-being, and especially on each hive's Queen.

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Finding The Queen

At 2014's Bermondsey Street Festival my glass-sided observation hive, full of live bees from Thames hive, made a remarkable debut.

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Tanner Street Park

A big "Thank You" from the Bermondsey Street Bees to Southwark Council, their exemplary Parks Department and Manager Andy Chatterton for a major improvement to Tanner Street Park.

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In The Apiary : Early August : Work And Play

Queen Grunhilde is the star of my new 2014's green-marked Queens, diligently laying up the brood box in Thames Hive. But she really smashes it up on her nights off....

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In The Apiary : Mid-July : Cirque Du SE1

When I click my fingers, the lights go up and I’m standing amongst the hives, in white bee-jacket and veil, brandishing a hive tool in one blue-gloved hand and a frame of bees in the other. Just like a ringmaster under a beekeeping big top.

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The Age Of Aquarius

Observing unusual behaviour (no pun intended) can often reveal fascinating discoveries about bees.

For example, what on earth were these bees doing, crowding busily onto the rim of a white central heating vent as if it were a flower ? Most mysterious.

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The Q-Factor : Vote Now !

The Q-Factor: Vote Now - The Pollen Station Is Open ! Who Is The Fairest 2014 Bermondsey Street Queen Of All ?

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