Monthly Archives: August 2014

Understanding the Role of the Worker Bee in a Hive

The majority of the bee hive’s population consists of worker bees. Like the queen, worker bees are all female. They are smaller, their abdomens are shorter, and on their hind legs they possess pollen baskets, which are used to tote pollen back from the … Continue reading

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The Great British Bee Count: 800,000 bees spotted so far

The Great British Bee Count: 800,000 bees spotted so far   The Great British Bee Count has found yellow and black bumblebees to be the most common species volunteers have seen across the UK, all of which has reported through … Continue reading

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Tree bumblebee

The British habit of putting up nest boxes for birds has led to a population explosion of the tree bumblebee Bombus hypnorum. This newcomer to Britain was first identified in 2001 when a colony was discovered in the New Forest … Continue reading

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More than 100,000 bees to live on roof of Glasgow City Chambers

More than 100,000 bees to live on roof of Glasgow City Chambers   The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow might be over but there is still a real buzz around the city though this time it is thanks to a colony of … Continue reading

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Lincolnshire unites on action to save bees

  Lincolnshire farmers, nature campaigners, politicians, businesses and individuals are coming together to discuss action to save the county’s bees at a public meeting on Thursday 11 September, organised by Friends of the Earth. People interested in finding out about … Continue reading

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Honeybee genome throws up survival clues

Honeybees probably originated in Asia, not Africa, said scientists Sunday who had teased interesting tidbits from the busy little pollinators’ genome that they hope can be used to protect it. They sequenced the genomes of 140 honeybees from 14 populations … Continue reading

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RoboBees might be pollinating our crops within 10 years

RoboBees might be pollinating our crops within 10 years   A team of researchers from Harvard University that created the RoboBees are developing the robotic insects to be able to pollinate crops. The researchers are pushing the development because of … Continue reading

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Conservationists abuzz at the sighting of a rare bee variety

  A rare variety of bee has been sighted on the north coast. The sighting earlier this month, at White Park Bay along the Causeway Coast, has been celebrated by local conservationists. The National Trust said that Patrick Barton, volunteer … Continue reading

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A love story

An important story, and a nice one to read. Please take it to heart. A Conservation Story In My Front Yard Cathleen Burnham I travel far to write and photograph endangered species stories for children’s books and articles: wild dogs … Continue reading

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