A New Dimension to My Beekeeping – Microscopy

I recently purchased a microscope, mainly to use for checking samples in our hedgehog rescue, but also to add a new string to my beekeeping bow. The kit I purchased comes with a USB ocular, so that I can look at, and take pictures via my computer monitor. Here are a few pictures of the … Continue reading A New Dimension to My Beekeeping – Microscopy

Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum

Asian hornets have been seens across Britain in the last two years. Hornets are the largest members of the wasp family Vespidae and this predatory species could have a devastating impact on British honeybees. Dr Gavin Broad, a wasp expert at the Museum, explains why British beekeepers are concerned about the Asian hornet (Vespa velutina), … Continue reading Why Asian hornets are bad news for British bees | Natural History Museum