Monthly Archives: September 2016

Asian Hornet Update

Following the finding of Asian hornets in Gloucestershire last week we have received a large number of suspect Asian hornet reports from members of the public and beekeepers which we are following up. Bee inspectors have now visited over 100 … Continue reading

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Do you know how honey is produced by the bees

If you don’t know how do bees produce honey until now after reading of this text you will know very well the whole process… The western, or European honeybee, pollinates three fourths of the fruits, veggies and nuts that we … Continue reading

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Meet the Jesmond gardener who could be killed by just one wasp sting

Stings have caused deaths in more than 70% of people with anaphylaxis, most of who did not know they had the condition Keen gardener Steve Fletcher could be killed by just one wasp sting. The 62 year old, from Jesmond, … Continue reading

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Pest controllers discover giant nest built by 10,000 wasps in house loft

A giant nest built by up to 10,000 stinging wasps has been discovered in a loft space The nest was allowed to reach close to its maximum size because the property in question, in the sleepy country village of Pipewell … Continue reading

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Hornet Nest

Mike Dilger visits the home of naturalist Stephen Powles, to find a hornet’s nest in the spare bedroom. It offers a unique chance to see their world close up. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048lwx9/player

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Why are there wasps in my bathroom

Why are there wasps in my bathroom In the past week there’s been a 1,000% rise in the number of people searching Google to find out when UK wasps will die, while scores of Twitter users have shared tales of … Continue reading

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They’re here! Long-feared UK arrival of honeybee-killing Asian hornet confirmed

The first sighting of an invasive Asian hornet to the UK mainland has been confirmed, with experts warning of dire consequences for honeybees if the new species is not swiftly eradicated. The hornet, Vespa velutina, has been found in the … Continue reading

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Bees don’t slack on the job, even when they are ill

Scientists think the insects are ‘hardwired’ to search, no matter how they feel. Struggle to get into work when you feel under the weather? You should take inspiration from the hard-working honeybee and spring out of bed. New research has … Continue reading

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WARNING: Swarms of drunk, unemployed and angry German wasps could hit Lancashire

WARNING: Swarms of drunk, unemployed and angry  German wasps could hit Lancashire “Bored, angry and drunk” German wasps could start attacking and stinging people in Lancashire at random, experts have warned. People are being warned to watch out for swarms … Continue reading

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