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Free the bees!

So, bees are under threat throughout the world, what with the destruction of their natural habitat and foulbrood disease. And the death of the last bees heralds the end of civilization, as they form an integral part of our food production cycle.

On that apocalyptic note, I am happy to report that the bees are alive and well in Puntans Hill. I spotted a mini-swarm harvesting pollen from our cherry trees and, on visiting my neighbour to borrow some salad leaves for lunch, the same bees were buzzing around her flowering rocket.

3 replies on “Free the bees!”

I had a beehive setup camp in a box under the carport, we had them removed, bought a hive and 2 weeks later they were returned and now they are doing their thing at the bottom of the garden. Haven’t got a super yet, so no harvested this year. Stoked we could keep them though.

Hey Dave

Sounds great, and all your plants are getting pollinated!

I wonder how many people are keeping bees at home in South Africa? Would be interesting to find out if anyone has the info – send to

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