Monthly Archives: October 2015

Dad stung by swarm of hornets while walking at nature reserve

A father fled in terror as he was stung 37 times by a swarm of giant “super-wasps” at a nature reserve. David Williams-Jones, 42, told how “thousands” of the giant European hornets swarmed around him when he accidentally stepped on … Continue reading

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Bee Friendly, say Charlton Manor pupils as they march to raise awareness

Up to 60 children from Charlton Manor primary school have marched to save the bees. The year six Bee Friendly march – organised by the school’s new campaigns group and supported by Friends of the Earth – took place on … Continue reading

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Bees found farming fungus for first time to feed larvae

Flowers are not enough, it seems. For the first time, bees have been discovered farming fungus to provide extra food for their larvae. Though farming is well known in many social insects, such as ants and termites, bees have always … Continue reading

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New species of wasp discovered in England

Parasitic wasp spotted at Kent nature reserve is confirmed to be new genus and species to Britain A species of wasp that has never been recorded in the country has been discovered at a British nature reserve. The parasitic wasp, … Continue reading

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Argentine Ants Carry Virus Deadly to Honeybees

The Argentine ant, already known as one of the world’s most widespread and damaging pests, may be infecting honeybees with a deadly virus, a new study finds. Alexandra Sebastien, a biologist at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, analyzed … Continue reading

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Christmas Presents

Ideal Christmas Presents Our busy little black and yellow friends are vital to our well-being, as they pollinate the plants that we grow for food, but, our Honey bees are in crisis. Their population is dwindling at an alarming rate, under … Continue reading

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Adopt modern techniques, local bee farmers urged

Ugandan bee farmers have been urged to seek advice from entomology officers in their districts to help them in the bee-keeping projects. Entomology involves the studying insects scientifically. The call was made by an agriculture ministry official during the launch … Continue reading

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