London Lite Friday, 3 July 2009 15 BEEKEEPING is growing in popular- ity as Londoners respond to fears the insects may become extinct. T h e L o n d o n B e e k e e p e r s Association has been inundated with inquiries from people about setting up their own hives to produce honey and protect bees. It has recently begun helping install rooftop hives in Dalston. Chairman John Chapple, who looks after a hive on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall, said: Beekeeping is surprisingly popular in London, and we think there are 5,000 beekeepers within the M25, with more appearing all the time. You can put a hive anywhere, even on a concrete roof. And if you look after them, they are perfectly harmless. The number of UK bees has fallen by 10 to 15 per cent in the past two years due to disease, with some estimates suggesting the drop could be as high as 30 per cent. Mr Chapple says an average hive costs around 300 to set up, and requires an hour of work a week. If maintained, each hive can produce about 50lb of honey a year and can help increase wild f lowers. Each hive can support up to 40,000 bees. Hives of activity: the rooftop beehives in Dalston and, right, John Chapple The high-rise hive Londonroofs arefugefor at-riskbees by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN blogoscoped.com/logomotto Randomly matching famous logos with well-known mottos produces interesting results, like the mash- up of a credit card slogan with the department of Homeland Security, above. and see the British airways logo accompanied by Tastes so good cats ask for it by name. yum! quizicon.com TRy to guess as many of the 100 most common English words -- as compiled by oxford English Corpus, researchers for the oxford English dictionary -- as possible within a minute. does it say something about our society that no makes the list, but yes doesnt? morphthing.com TakE two people and morph them together into one being, or see how their offspring would look. Blend stars together or upload your own photo and combine. Barack obama and Chewbacca are an interesting combo; Hitler and Einsteins child is a little disturbing. Kelly ArmsTrong EMAIL YOUR TIMEWASTERS TO: wasters@thisislondon.co.uk/lite Timew@ster What to browse when the boss isnt looking index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html