Tag Archives: Bumblebee

Tried & Tested: Bee Sting facial at Hairven, Gedling

  WITH its many hair stations, shelves of products and bustling atmosphere, the Hairven salon in Gedling is a slice of city luxury away from the centre. I was invited down to the salon to try out their popular Bee … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoid ban hit UK farmers hard

Bugs devour rapeseed crop in Britain as EU ban on pesticide to save bees comes into force   Peter Kendall surveys his crop of oilseed rape. At this time of year, he should usually be looking at healthy green cotyledons … Continue reading

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Mexican Beekeepers vs Monsanto

  Mexican Beekeepers Win Big! I saw this story on the web today and thought it important to post. It’s amazing to me how other countries including developing countries know the dangers that Neonicotinoids and other pesticides cause their farmers. … 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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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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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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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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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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Romania keeps tradition of bee medicine alive

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds — the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of “apitherapy” alive. The … Continue reading

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The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby reveals that bees were his childhood confidants

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has revealed he had some very special confidants during his childhood – honey bees. The Most Rev Justin Welby, the former Bishop of Durham, made the revelation to presenter Martha Kearney as part of her new … Continue reading

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Shaun is charged with task of encouraging wild flowers

At the March meeting of the Scottish Wildlife Trust in Duns, Shaun Hackett from the Northumberland National Park enlightened and entertained an audience of about 45 with his enthusiasm and knowledge of wild flower meadows and bumble bees.   His … Continue reading

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Why Infants Should Not Eat Honey

Most people have become aware that infants should not eat honey. There is always a chance of Clostridium botulinum (botulism) bacteria lurking in honey and the problem comes when these bacteria grow in the infant’s intestinal tract. Babies with infant botulism are constipated … Continue reading

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Woman jailed for killing 2 million bees

A court has sentenced a woman to four months in prison over the deaths of about 2 million bees in a bungled pest control operation. Joanna S. (full name withheld under Polish privacy laws) was hired by local authorities in … Continue reading

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The birds, the bees and the Cretaceous plants

cluster of 18 tiny flowers was found preserved in amber in Burma. This very well preserved budding plant shows the oldest direct evidence of sexual reproduction in flowering plants. Scientist from Oregon State University, collaberating with researchers in Germany, The … Continue reading

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What happens to bees in winter

Now that the “frost is on he pumpkin” and everywhere else too, we wonder where the honeybees will go when the weather becomes bitter cold. There are many types of bees and different kinds of bees survive winter in different … Continue reading

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Bees make incredible comeback as five species who were thought to be in danger of extinction return to Britain with a vengeance

Bee species that were teetering on the verge of extinction in the UK have made a remarkable recovery, much to the delight of conservationists. A project that began as an attempt to re-introduce one species of extinct bee to Britain has … Continue reading

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