Tag Archives: Food

Let dandelions grow. Bees, beetles and birds need them

Dandelions are demonised as one of the most pernicious weeds, but hold back on the mowing and you’ll find a whole range of garden wildlife depends on them for food, writes Kate Bradbury A few weeks ago I walked past … Continue reading

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Urban habitats ‘provide haven’ for bees

Britain’s urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, a study has found.   Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research. Scientists counted honey … Continue reading

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Swindon helps prove that bees thrive in towns and cities

THE plight of the humble bee has been well documented. Honey bees, bumble bees and other pollinating insects are under threat from some pesticides, disease and loss of habitat – our wildflower-rich grasslands, a prime habitat for pollinators, have declined … Continue reading

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Stressed bees ‘behind decline’

STRESSED young bees that are forced to grow up too fast could largely account for disastrous declines in populations of the insects around the world, research suggests. Bees usually begin foraging at two to three weeks old but when older … Continue reading

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Uber-tidy bees defend their hives from disease

For some, cleanliness is next to godliness. For honeybees, which are suffering a major decline, it’s a way of saving the hive from disaster. A naturally-occurring cleaning behaviour protects colonies from harmful parasitic mites, and breeding bees to be more hygienic … Continue reading

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Bee crisis: warmer summers will help new parasite

An exotic parasite is spreading through the world’s honey bees and global warming is making it worse, writes Robert Paxton. A new study that shows it will soon be causing widespread colony collapse in North America and Europe. All animals … Continue reading

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Results reveal high crop for honey bees in South East

Beekeepers in the South East of England produced the second highest amount of honey in the country, a new survey revealed today. British Beekeepers Association’s annual Honey Survey reported an average yield of 36 lbs per colony in the region … Continue reading

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Global warming concern for UK bees

  Climate change threatens the survival of the UK’s honey bee population, new academic research has claimed. An exotic parasite which targets the insects is set to flourish in northern Europe if the Earth continues to warm, scientists at Queen’s … Continue reading

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Allotments are best for supporting bees, citizen science project finds

  Allotments are better than parks or roadsides for bees, a leading bee expert has said, following the results of the first Great British Bee Count. Bumble bee expert professor Dave Goulson said that parks and roadsides need improving, following … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Speaking at the event, Dave Goulson of the … Continue reading

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Cornerhouse’s balcony bees add buzz to green awards

CITY entertainment complex the Cornerhouse has always been buzzing with activity – and that’s before 60,000 bees moved in. The insects are making their home on a third floor balcony, in a new bee-friendly vegetable garden which produces sustainable food … Continue reading

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The honey diet

Drop a dress size for the party season by having a spoonful of honey before bed – and following our delicious recipes   Honey has a unique combination of natural sugars This makes it a near-perfect weight-loss food The honey … 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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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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Stunning photos show the ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

Twice each year, the Gurung tribespeople of Central Nepal risk their lives collecting wild honey from the world’s largest hives high up on Himalayan cliffs. Travel photographer Andrew Newey recently spent two weeks capturing this ancient but dying art. “For … Continue reading

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Honey Can Be Healthy Processed Sugar Substitute

WESTERN KENTUCKY (1/1/14) — Honeybees produce a miraculous rich golden liquid that is not only delicious but can be used as an alternative to white sugar. In addition, research has found that the composition of  honey can be used to … Continue reading

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Athreb Mountain: Where scenery and honey are redefined

ABHA – Athreb Mountain is one of the highest in the Asir region. Standing at 2,200 meters above sea level, it has always been an important tourist attraction because of the mesmerizing scenery, serenity and beautiful weather. Its strategic location overlooks … Continue reading

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Bee Healthy

The Texas climate can be rough and varied as the landscape. In the winter months, temperate sun-soaked mornings can swiftly turn inclement, leaving many folks with a bad case of the sniffles. To help fend off your well-being woes, beekeeper … Continue reading

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Dursley pupils enjoy sweet success with honey business

CHILDREN from Dursley enjoyed the sweet taste of business success when they sold out of their premium honey in minutes at Wycliffe Preparatory School. The honey came from the Stonehouse school’s two hives which form part of the activities for … Continue reading

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Waggle Dance

Bees communicate with each other in complex ways, but the best known of these is what’s called the ‘waggle dance’. http://www.dw.de/robots-in-the-beehive/a-17295720 http://www.adoptahive.co

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A sweet deal for honey lovers

The story hook with Struther’s Honey in Lake Wales isn’t just their orange blossom honey – fresh, tasty, and, I’m certain, a ray of sweet liquid sunshine for northern visitors. The real story behind Struther’s is something else. In our … Continue reading

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BridgePort Brewing Company Releases Oak Aged Honey Porter

If you weren’t able to make it down to this year’s Holiday Ale Fest and try BridgePort’s Oak Aged Honey Porter, the latest beer in their Mettle & Mash series, you can now find it on tap at their Northwest Portland pub. … Continue reading

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