bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Newspaper fit for purpose

This may be a few months late, but it's worth repeating:

The Guardian, arguably Britain's best newspaper, changes its size last autumn, shrinking from a cumbersome broadsheet to a very public transport-friendly Berliner size (not a tabloid size!). A well-known beekeeper responded in the letters column:
As a beekeeper for 44 years, I know the dimensions of British hives demand a broadsheet-size paper to unite two colonies (the bees chew through it). I had my fears about the Berliner, but it works perfectly. I am sure the balanced reporting also makes for peaceful bees.
Adrian Waring
Kettering, Northants


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