More on PROPOLIS

Bees are mainly known for their rôle in collecting nectar from flowers & trees, transporting it back to their community in a hive (or not) & then producing what most of us love HONEY. But bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives. This is PROPOLIS. Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, it also contains polyphenols which also known as flavonoids act as antifungal anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial that can help people to heal traumatic burns faster by speeding up new healthy ce

The British Black Bee Association

I recently joined the British Black Bee Association in order to help re-establish the pure line of the British Black Bee. As a pure line it was considered nearly exterminated by the Isle of Wight disease a decade or so ago. However they discovered a few pockets of the Black Bee in Cornwall & the Isle of Colonsay in Scotland & started to help reproduce a new pure line under protection. There are a few established swarms in the Tamar Valley, in Mount Edgecumbe which is on the border between Cornwall & Devon. So now I have the opportunity to establish the British Black Bee on Dartmoor. I'm very pleased to be able to do this & look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of my work.

How to start to protect yourselves...

We all are aware of what we need to do to avoid as much as possible getting the Covid 19 virus; for example washing our hands often (for as long as 30 seconds with soap); sneezing into our sleeve; using paper tissues which are thrown away in the bin; keeping a security distance between people to avoid contact with the virus, using antibacterial spray etc.... However there are certain supplements that can help you build up your immune system in anticipation of contact with the virus. Naturopaths recommend the use of Echinacea rich in polysacharids, an excellent stimulator of the immune system. Also the consumption of Reishi & Shiitake mushrooms which also help the immune system. In Gemmothe

COVID 19

We all are aware of what we need to do to avoid as much as possible getting the Covid 19 virus; for example washing our hands often (for as long as 30 seconds with soap); sneezing into our sleeve; using paper tissues which are thrown away in the bin; keeping a security distance between people to avoid contact with the virus, using antibacterial spray etc.... However there are certain supplements that can help you build up your immune system in anticipation of contact with the virus. Naturopaths recommend the use of Echinacea rich in polysacharids, an excellent stimulator of the immune system. Also the consumption of Reishi & Shiitake mushrooms which also help the immune system. In Gemmothe

British Black Bee in Dartmoor

I recently joined the British Black Bee Association in order to help re-establish the pure line of the British Black Bee. As a pure line it was considered nearly exterminated by the Isle of Wight disease a decade or so ago. However they discovered a few pockets of the Black Bee in Cornwall & the Isle of Colonsay in Scotland & started to help reproduce a new pure line under protection. There are a few established swarms in the Tamar Valley, in Mount Edgecumbe which is on the border between Cornwall & Devon. So now I have the opportunity to establish the British Black Bee on Dartmoor. I'm very pleased to be able to do this & look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of my work

Dartmoor's environment needs preserving

We all know that visitors & their spending are essential to Devon. We also know that driving down the narrow country lanes with high hedges on either side is a daunting experience. We also know that too many cars & vehicles using petrol or diesel is nefast for our environment. What can we do to avoid Dartmoor being inundated with cars in the summer months? How can we ensure that Haytor remains the famous beauty site rather than a ragged, bedrangled site of intense tourist activity? Wouldn't it be useful for Dartmoor to have mini buses working every day each hour in the summer months vehicling people to and fro the famous sites on Dartmoor? Avoiding the heavy traffic to the same places, day

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