After the Swarm

After the Swarm Swarming is a risky business for honey bees. The swarm bees may not find a suitable new residence and perish in bad weather. For the stay at [...]

Honey bee genetics: altruism vs individualism

Honey Bee Genetics Honey bees and other social insects have an unusual reproductive genetic system, different to us and most other insects – it is called haplodiploidy. In this system [...]

Love Affair with Lavender

Love Affair With Lavender The diversity of insects that forage on lavender is quite astounding, even though they are only foraging for nectar, not pollen. I counted 19 different species [...]

Arnia Summit 2017

Arnia Annual Summit 2017 As luck would have it, Arnia Founders Huw and Sandra Evans live in the beautiful hills of Tuscany. The Arnia team are based all over the [...]

World Mead Day!

World Mead Day! The first Saturday in August is world Mead Day! The fermentation of honey and water to made Mead can be traced back for thousands of years.  Indeed [...]

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne with such tiny wings This article , by Timothy Revell in New Scientist – Short Sharp Science Section looks at how bees and other [...]

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca By Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder The below series of photos and a video, taken in the South of France earlier this summer, show a not so [...]

Meet the Arnia team – Sandra Evans

Meet the team – Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder – Promoting science in bee yards and schools Sandra is a qualified Plant Scientist but these days can also list; beekeeper, researcher, [...]

The World Bee Project announce collaboration with Arnia

The World Bee Project has announced a new project in collaboration with Arnia.  Here is their statement this morning (18th July 2017). The Sentinel Hive Network The World Bee Project [...]

How the bees saved America

How The Bees Saved America. Circa. 1917 During the Revolution there are legends about how bees served their country. According to Tammy Horn, a young Quaker girl named Charity Crabtree was [...]