Prints Now Available: King Alfred the Great Statue Wantage

Beehive Yourself! presents:-

Have you a connection with Wantage? Or an interest in King Alfred the Great? Or know someone who does?

Christmas is coming so why not treat yourself or someone you know to a hand-made print of the King Alfred Statue.  The King Alfred statue is an icon for the town of Wantage and is situated in the middle of Wantage Market Place (Wantage Town Centre).

These prints are being sold at Dolphin Art, 23-24 Market Pl, Wantage OX12 8AE.  This is a local independent shop so please support it.  Dolphin Art sells a lot of Wantage Art or should I say, many pieces of art from local artists in the Vale of the White Horse.

My wife, Pauline Herbert, is a Wantage based artist and has begun to sell her linocut prints.  

If you LoveWantage, wouldn’t a handmade print of the King Alfred statue be a nice addition to your home or the home of someone you love.

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Don't Blame The Beekeepers - a response to ThuleanPerspective

Don’t Blame The Beekeepers – A Response to ThuleanPerspective

A video on the Thulean Perspective YouTube Channel, Varg Vilkernes says beekeepers are thieves and you shouldn’t buy honey.  But is this correct?  In a world where honeybees’ natural habit is becoming scarce and modern farming is harming pollinators, would the disappearance of beekeepers improve the lot of the honeybee?


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LoveHoney, Sex, Love Honey

Should ‘LoveHoney’ Be Allowed To Use The Word ‘Honey’ In Its Name?

Corporate appropriation of words enriches the corporation but not necessarily the language.  ‘LoveHoney’ is a corporation that sells, for want of a better word, adult paraphernalia.  If the word ‘honey’ become synonymous with sex, will this have consequences for those people, like me, who sell honey and promote beekeeping.  Let’s find out.

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Did Victorian Pesticides Kill Bees?

Mr Woodley poses the question as to whether ‘spraying fruit-trees is prejudicial to beeculture?’ in other words does spraying fruit-trees kill bees?

Victorians used arsenic based pesticides, some with exotic names such as ‘Paris Green’ and ‘London Purple’. The answer to Mr Woodley’s question is not as straight forward as it would first appear.  A tragic turn of events in 1925 reveals the real nature of pesticide spraying.  I explain all in my latest video.


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Wantage Farmers Market and a big THANK-YOU

I made a short video about Wantage Farmers Market.  I give a big THANK-YOU to all those who have taken an interest in both the Farmers Market and my last video.  Even though the weather and the Bank Holiday were unhelpful to the Farmers Market, there was a residual amount of visitors/tourists to Wantage.  It is my hope that my YouTube channel will show people what I made or do.   Also, I hope my channel will showcase Wantage with the intention of encouraging people to visit the town.  

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Wantage Farmers Market Hanging Dragon at Wantage Farmers Market