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16-08-2015, 10:39 AM
t'internet suggests that we are getting new stamps on Tuesday. They're rather nice.


The Drone Ranger
17-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Must look out for them thanks Gavin

Mellifera Crofter
17-08-2015, 08:09 PM
Two bumble bees, and no honey bees. Where is Apis mellifera mellifera? But yes, they are nice. I'll also look out for them.

18-08-2015, 08:54 AM
This time another forum member takes the plunge and turns into a media star. Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland, some time before 8 I think, ought to be on the iPlayer later. Assured, self-composed, relaxed-sounding ... must have been on Prozac :). On the new issue of stamps.

'This episode will be available soon' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b065xg3l

18-08-2015, 09:23 AM
Its up now, 56 minutes in. :) You tell 'em Ewan!

18-08-2015, 10:07 PM
Its up now, 56 minutes in. :) You tell 'em Ewan!

This is not the full set. You should look up the miniature sheet in the gift pack. That is ALL honeybees. I have a stack of them on order for gifts to all my overseas contacts.

28-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Love these stamps and great to see some lesser known species get some publicity. Finally saw colletes floralis last week in North uist nesting in a sand dune in numbers that would rival a small honey bee swarm!

16-10-2015, 11:41 AM
Its up now, 56 minutes in. :) You tell 'em Ewan!

Just noticed your post Gav - cheers ! Didn't get to say much unfortunately. I was terrified they would ask about the super rare welsh one in the collection. Google was no help on that one.

16-10-2015, 11:55 AM
Sadly the programme is no longer available but I'm sure that your fans across the nation have recordings secretly squirrelled away :).

For the next time, here is some stuff on the large mason bee: