Turning honey into money in Cornwall

Posted By on 4th August 2019

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Wanted: someone to take charge of his Lordship’s bees. What could be nicer than pottering about in the gardens of a large country house in Cornwall, listening…

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  1. Personally, I think they should be concentrating on increasing habitat for ALL pollinators. I know there is no hard evidence to suggest that Wild and honey bees cannot co-habit but there is a distinct possibility that honey bees, living as they do in extremely close proximity to one another in a warm and clammy hive, will have more disease issues which will then be passed on to the wild population. And the idea of eliminating the weak with cyanide gas sounds pretty gruesome, although not doubt some commercial beekeeper will tell me it is a wonderful way to die, and down residue not get out into the surrounding areas?

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