Ever wondered why a bee dies after stinging you? Did you know that a bee can sting other insects without coming to harm though? The secrets of the honey bees are revealed in the Horniman Museum's very own Bee Movie.
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Next Bromley Meeting/Event
Winter Lecture Programme
Tuesday 21st April 2015 “Solitary Bees: Biodiversity and Evolution” Dr David Perkins. David has supplied the scientific underpinning for activities at Roots and Shoots, Lambeth, for many years. His outstanding photography of the insect life at the Walnut Tree Walk site is well known, and will feature in David’s soon available book, published by the International Bee Research Association. Expect an in depth review of those non-social cousins of Apis mellifera, their evolutionary development, and their place in the London environment.
Join BIBBA the Bee Improvement and Bee Breeding Association
Get involved in bee breeding. Like all other forms of life bees can be improved by selective breeding. BIBBA encourages beekeepers to work together in breeding groups. Much has been achieved but more could be done by beekeepers working together. Subs are £20 per annum and the Bee Improvement magazine is included in the subscription fee. Enquiries to the Membership Secretary Miss Enid Brown, Milton House, Main St. Scotlandwell, Kinross-shire, Scotland, KY13 9JA. Tel: 01592 840582 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website.
Basic Success Taking the BBKA Basic Assessment of proficiency in beekeeping involves an hour of hive opening and verbal grilling.
The People at Horniman - Peter Springall, Beekeeper Peter Springall first visited the Horniman Museum as a child and became entranced by the bees and the clock tower. After the second World War, he decided to become a beekeeper himself and this sprightly nonagenarian is still keeping an eye on the bees at Horniman and entertaining youngsters with bee tales.