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  1. Garden blogs

    Where are all the bees?

    It’s December. The autumn colours have disappeared, the days are getting darker and long summer days seem a distant memory. Us humans prepare for winter by wrapping up warm and spending the majority of our time inside, but how do bees survive this harsh season?

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    New apiary site takes shape

    There’s a chill in the air but the work of our botanic beekeeper and her volunteers goes on . . .

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  3. Garden blogs

    Sticky situation needs sorting on the Solstice

    An elusive queen gives Botanic beekeeper Lynda Christie the right royal runaround on the longest day of the year . . .

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  4. Garden blogs

    Bramble gamble is key to bridging the June gap

    Botanic Garden beekeeper Lynda Christie is praying for rain to boost the nectar flow as swarm season continues

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    Sign up for Hornet Watch. Your pollinators need you!

    You can play a part in keeping our honey bees and other insects safe. Our beekeeper Lynda Christie explains

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    The bees don’t read the books!

    Sneaky bees keep vigilant Lynda on her toes as temperatures rise, swifts soar and ‘swarm time’ looms . . .

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