name is Mark, and this is my website covering my growing interest in
beekeeping, along with the products produced by a beehive
(beeswax/honey/propolis). I also show what can be made with the beeswax
for example, beeswax candles, wax-jack & bougie-box tapers and polish. The other area covered is
microscopy, as a beekeeper, looking at pollen under a microscope is
fascinating, and if a sample of pollen is collected from a bee returning
to the hive, once identified, the pollen provides a good indication on
what the bees have been foraging. When the population of bees increases,
(if the weather warms up), I also intend to carryout dissection of the bees
and then study them using a microscope to 'understand' them more, along
with trying to identify any diseases they may have.
A recent addition
to this site, covers the use of a 3D printer to make bespoke candles
moulds and beehive parts.
There are many types of bee, and as a beekeeper I look after beehives
containing honey bees, also known by their Latin name of Apis Mellifera,
which particular 'type' or sub-species of honey bee I have is a debatable,
as I doubt they are pure bred honeybees.
If you are a
beekeeper, and would like me to examine your bees for Nosema and Acarine
contact me for
further information. A sample of at least 30 bees will allow both diseases
to be diagnosed. Photo's of the samples can also be provided.
Check back regularly, as this website is growing steadily. In the meantime,
if there’s something you want to know, please use the contact us link.
While you enjoy
this website think of how gentle honeybees can be, below is a picture I
took of a honeybee on my fingers enjoying the sun in January 2014. In the
background you maybe able to make out the two pale green painted hives.
Have a look here to see a live webcam of the
I would like
to know what you think of this website, and what you have come here for. I
am getting around 100 visits per month from around the world. My most
popular page is the wax tapers. Please get in
touch and let me know what else to add.
-updates to blog
-add pages (queen cells, Beeswax&moulds,datalogger,|
competitions,site updates, selling)
-shortened this list
-added site visit info on this page
-added chem of
-aupdated blog with summary of 2013
-added bougie box and updated price for tapers
-adde more webcam pic and MBKA presentation
-removed RaspPi hosting and updated index page
The complete list of
updates to this site are here.