Propolis

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Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Propolis prediction

A Central Australian beekeeper is predicting much-needed heavy rains -- his bees are sealing up their hives with lots of propolis.
Four years ago bees in the region went into a frenzy, collecting food and sealing up hives with a natural material called propolis.

The area measured around 600 millimetres of rain during the following summer and autumn.

Beekeeper Keith Brooke reckons the signs are there again, for more than 300 millimetres in the next few months.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish our bees would give usw some kind of hint on what our winter weather might be in the Northeast US

12:34 am  
Blogger Jason said...

Love the name and the blog itself. Found you through Lynn Sislo's Reflections in d minor.

Other bee notes around in the blogosphere:
John Hardy of Laputan Logic has an interesting post here about matters you've also covered.
I wrote about growing up around my father's modest apiary here.

6:20 am  

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