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by beesontoast
27 Apr 2008, 09:57
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

Re: bees

Linda wrote:I have been following your discussion about bees. If something develops that can save the commercial bees, I am frequently asked if I am working on that problem! It would be nice to have some suggestions for the bee keepers!
Thanks.
See http://www.britishbeekeeping.com/
by beesontoast
24 Apr 2008, 22:18
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

Thanks again for your patience, Mark. Interestingly, I pulled the Bee Lectures off the shelf again, and dipped here and there - expecting to find more obscurity - and actually found some interesting and engaging material. Something must be working... I have Gunter Hauk's book - I discovered it while...
by beesontoast
24 Apr 2008, 06:07
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

I tried to find a mention of the hexagonal hive on Nastati's site, but a search reveals nothing for 'bees' or 'beehive', and even Google cannot provide an example! Ah well, I have seen a picture of one somewhere. Reading through your post again, it seems to me that you are saying - in the nicest pos...
by beesontoast
20 Apr 2008, 11:44
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

Thank you Mark for your well-reasoned and intelligent response. I need to do some thinking before I can reply in kind, but meanwhile, please be assured that my main interest is not in disputation but in learning, and with that in mind, I am more than willing to continue our conversation. One note - ...
by beesontoast
20 Apr 2008, 11:32
Forum: Planting by the stars
Topic: beekeeping by the stars
Replies: 4
Views: 8243

Thanks for clarifying the Mars thing. And it opens up a question that has bugged me for a while - why don't BD beekeepers use top bar hives? They allow the bees to build comb freely (no foundation) and have no wires or other metal in them (aside from a few wood screws or bolts, well away from the be...
by beesontoast
20 Apr 2008, 00:52
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

Re: Bees

Yes there is some good experience with bees. We were fortunate enough to have a lecture from Enzo Nastati on his work in Edinburgh in 2007. You can get to it here . Good, but do they work? Can he demonstrate actual, real world results in the form of healthy bees that are not reliant on synthetic tr...
by beesontoast
20 Apr 2008, 00:37
Forum: Planting by the stars
Topic: beekeeping by the stars
Replies: 4
Views: 8243

Re: Bees

Well, there are Dr Steiner's lectures on bees. Do you know them? Bees seem to be creatures of warmth and light which do not thrive too well in a lunar environment - wet. The assertion seems to be that anything that can be done to keep them up in the light and warmth will honour their nature and thu...
by beesontoast
18 Apr 2008, 12:11
Forum: Preparations: potentised and traditional
Topic: homeopathic preps for bees
Replies: 17
Views: 19714

homeopathic preps for bees

It seems to me that there is great potential for the use of homeopathic remedies for honeybees.

Does anyone have any experience of this?
by beesontoast
18 Apr 2008, 12:06
Forum: Planting by the stars
Topic: beekeeping by the stars
Replies: 4
Views: 8243

beekeeping by the stars

I have long considered that the moon - at least - must influence the behaviour of honeybees. In particular, I suspect that swarming, queen supersedure and possibly temperament may be affected by the lunar cycle, but have not yet been able to set up any experiments or consistent observations to test ...