Beekeeping articles

Feb
26
2019
Nick Mann

Plants for bees in late winter: how your garden can help them through

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If it’s warm in February the bees will be in trouble. Nick Mann of Habitat Aid explains how you can do your bit to help them by planting winter bee plants in your garden.

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May
20
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 3: how does nature come to be regarded as kith and kin?

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In the third part of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she asks just how it is that Nature comes to be regarded as kith and kin and explores the importance of establishing a true connection with Nature from a young age. Read more …

Apr
24
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 2: our beautiful and vital insects

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In the second instalment of Jo Cartmell’s mini meadow series, she takes us on a magical journey to meet the insects who inhabit it, illustrated with her own beautiful photos along the way. Read more …

Feb
18
2018
Jo Cartmell

Jo’s Mini Meadow Part 1: how I transformed my lawn into a beautiful mini meadow

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In a new series of guest blogs, former PA turned wildlife photographer Jo Cartmell of NearbyWild shares her journey transforming her garden into a haven for nature. It all began with the introduction of a mini meadow… over to Jo from here! Read more …

Nov
19
2017
Sophie Paterson

Join our new online community Living Low Impact

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We’re excited to introduce our new Facebook group Living Low Impact – and you’re invited! Read more …

Oct
10
2016
Cassandra Lishman

Is ‘beekeeping’ actually ‘hive robbery’?

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I harvested some honey from my hive recently, on an extremely hot day – a great day to visit the hive, as the bees were mostly out foraging so there are fewer of them in the hive. Read more …

Jul
10
2016
Simon Fairlie

Why do organic farmers have to pay for certification rather than farmers who use toxic chemicals?

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It’s always more expensive to do the right thing isn’t it? Like taking the train instead of driving or flying, or buying recycled products, organic food or natural building materials. If you want to do the environmentally-friendly or socially-just thing, it’s going to cost you more money. That can’t be right, can it? Read more …

Feb
7
2016
John Harrison

Viable self-sufficiency

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Back 40 years ago in 1976, John Seymour’s most famous work –The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency – was published. It was billed as for dreamers and realists which was pretty accurate. Read more …

Feb
4
2016
Dave Darby

Win a copy of our partner Sally Morgan’s great new book, ‘Living on One Acre or Less’

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This is a new book by our partner Sally Morgan of Empire Farm. It’s a comprehensive guide to starting and running your own micro-smallholding. Read more …

Dec
18
2015
Dave Darby

Build your own top bar beehive

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Here’s a woodwork project for you. If you want to know what a top bar beehive is, see our beekeeping topic introduction – but basically, it’s a relatively new style of beehive that mimics a space that bees would seek out for themselves naturally Read more …

Aug
24
2015
Helen Iles

Flow Hive honey tap set to revolutionise beekeeping worldwide…. what’s wrong with that?

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Stu Anderson lives at the end of a steep and stony track not far from Byron Bay in Northern New South Wales. His beautiful, hand-made home stands amongst others, surrounded by lush rainforest. Stu is one half of the father son team behind the Flow™Hive. Read more …

Jun
24
2015
Dave Darby

Low-impact & the city 1: introduction – how possible is it to live in a sustainable, non-corporate way in a city?

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I lived at Redfield Community for 13 years – it’s where Lowimpact.org was born – but now I live in London, and so I’m assessing my options for living as low-impact a life as I can. Read more …

Mar
24
2015
Gareth John

Natural beekeeping: should it replace conventional beekeeping?

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I’d like to set out how the stance of the Natural Beekeeping Trust (NBKT) evolved and to contrast this with both the conventional approach and with that of others on the so-called natural beekeeping spectrum. Understanding this is important if confusion is to be avoided. Read more …

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