Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bee healthy! Severely diabetic teen harvests honey that can save his life

  A TEENAGER with severe diabetes has taken up a life-saving hobby – keeping bees and harvesting honey that could save him from a coma. Adam Dawson expertly looks after a colony of 600,000 bees across two hives – and … Continue reading

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Great time for a beekeeper

  September is a great time to be a beekeeper, “This is a wonderful time of year to be a beekeeper! The work of examining the bees to make sure that they are queenright, have enough space for brood and … Continue reading

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Giant wasps’ nest found growing on single bed in spare bedroom

Nest in Winchester home measured 3ft x 1.5ft and housed 5,000 wasps, which had chewed through mattress and pillows A man who went into a rarely used spare room in his mother’s home was shocked to discover that 5,000 wasps … Continue reading

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Ugh! Mother’s horror as thousands of wasps swarm family’s living room after nest fell through ceiling while toddler played

  Emma Thickbroom and son, Cody, two, were in their Wolverhampton flat  They heard a ticking noise, which gradually grew louder, and then a crack A nest of wasps in the ceiling had burst, and clouds of wasps flew into … Continue reading

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Wasp ‘SWAT team’ to the rescue of Indonesian cassava crop

  An “eco-friendly SWAT team” of 2,000 tiny wasps was released in Indonesia Wednesday to battle bugs threatening to devour cassava crops, a major staple and source of income for millions. The two-millimetre A. Lopezi parasitic wasps work by laying … Continue reading

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Bacteria found in honey may help fight infection

“Bacteria found in honeybee stomachs could be used as alternative to antibiotics,” reports The Independent. The world desperately needs new antibiotics to counter the growing threat of bacteria developing resistance to drug treatment. A new study has found that 13 … Continue reading

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Buzz if you know the answer… where have all the wasps gone? Concern that the garden pest-eating insects have ‘vanished’

While enjoying a picnic or barbecue this summer, the observant among you may have noticed something was missing. For the usual buzz of wasps around your sandwiches will probably have been absent. Conservationists and pest controllers alike have noticed a … Continue reading

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Small Hive Beetle Detected in South West Italy

On September 11 2014, the Italian National Reference Centre for beekeeping confirmed the first detection of the presence of Small hive beetle (SHB) in South West Italy, in the port city of Gioia Tauro. The samples were taken from a … Continue reading

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Bees create buzz for Castle Stuart Golf Links

  A top Highland golf club has created a buzz by introducing hundreds of rare bumblebees on the course – helping it to win a major sustainability accolade. The conservation work at Castle Stuart Golf Links, which will greet the … Continue reading

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Very rare bees found on new Cornish Bartinney Nature Reserve

  Two very rare species of bee have been discovered on the new Bartinney Nature Reserve near Sennen in west Penwith, reports the Cornwall Wildlife Trust. The tormentil nomad bee (Nomada robertjeotiana) is so rare that it is only currently known at … Continue reading

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Planetbee Cider – helping counter declining bee population

Following the success of Planetbee’s South African Chenin Blanc in Mitchell & Butler, Morgenrot and Blue Fruits have announced the arrival of Planetbee Cider in Oddbins. This new craft cider, available in 33cl bottles, is created by one of the … Continue reading

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Honeybees’ bacteria could be used as antibiotic alternative says new study

  Bacteria found in the stomachs of honeybees could potentially be used as a medical alternative to fight antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria, according to new research. Scientists from Lund University in Sweden discovered the groups of lactic acid bacteria, found … Continue reading

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Bees ‘prefer city to countryside’

Bumblebees seem to prefer the buzz of the city to the countryside, a large-scale “citizen’s science” study has found.   They also like to have a cool breeze on their backs when foraging, and choose English lavender over the more … Continue reading

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BEES’ TOXIC PROBLEM

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Bee parasite affects returning home

  UK: New research has found that being infected with Nosema ceranae, a common parasite, significantly affects honeybees’ chances of returning to the hive after foraging. The scientists, from Rothamsted Research, found that 35% of bees infected with the parasite … Continue reading

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Wildflower meadow protection plan ‘backfires’

  A bid to safeguard endangered wildflower meadows has backfired, according to an unpublished report by the watchdog Natural England. Some 98% of English meadows have been lost to intensive farming, but the rate of loss nearly doubled after the … Continue reading

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