Matt Somerville

Out with the Drones

As the mornings are crisper and the chill of Autumn engulfs us, the bees are preparing for winter. In the height of Summer the colony is 50,000 strong but that number needs to be reduced to ensure a winter survival. It’s quite heart wrenching to observe two female worker bees dragging a large male drone …

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Wasps and bees

August is the month of wasps. As a child, and even into adult hood, I was the first to be waving my arms about in panic and fear at the sight of any wasp, and sitting outside in pub beer garden’s was always met with trepidation. Since keeping bees, my fear turned to hatred, and …

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