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Bumblebees Observed Flying Differently When Carrying Either Pollen or Nectar

Bumblebees Observed Flying Differently When Carrying Either Pollen or Nectar The research shows that bumblebees have the ability to carry more than half their body mass in pollen, and nearly all of their body mass in nectar. According to data … Continue reading

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Glenn Springthorpe: Attracting insects to your garden

Glenn Springthorpe: Attracting insects to your garden Glenn Springthorpe, manager at the city council’s Woodthorpe Grange Nursery, on the plants which will attract bees and butterflies to your garden. Here at the nursery we’re now into the next production phase … Continue reading

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7 ways to protect our honey bees

7 ways to protect our honey bees The 10th July celebrates ‘National Don’t Step On A Bee Day’ – but what does that mean for our buzzing friends? Did you know that bees are an essential part of our eco-system … Continue reading

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Vandals wreck community beehives hours after insects are installed

Vandals wreck community beehives hours after insects are installed POLICE are hunting vandals who wrecked community beehives costing thousands of pounds just hours after they were installed, and a reward of £5,000 has been offered by one local resident for … Continue reading

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Adopt A Hive Swarm Rescue

Adopt A Hive Swarm Rescue 4/5/2015  First swarm this year.   At 5 pm this evening the phone rung, ( Ring Ring Ring ), do you rescue bees?, yes we do .. there are bees on our fence ( I … Continue reading

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THE HONEY BEES REWARD.

THE HONEY BEES REWARD. Upon a summer early morn, The sun dazzling like gemstones through the trees, It’s warming glow follows the chill of dawn, I hear the forest whisper in the gentle breeze. When from the corner of my … Continue reading

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Viruses threaten wild bumblebees

  Several viruses associated with managed honeybees may pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to latest research. It identified five viruses from both wild bumblebees and managed honeybees at 26 sites across Great Britain. Previously research … Continue reading

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British Beekeepers’ Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

Beekepers’ group ends commercial relationship with pesticide manufacturer whose product killed bees. The British Beekeepers’ Association hastoday announced plans to end its controversial practice of endorsing pesticides in return for cash from leading chemical manufacturers. The endorsement of four products … Continue reading

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Beekeepers in Australia invent ‘revolutionary’ hive

Father and son from Australia spent a decade inventing a plastic hive with a tap for collecting honey – then sold over £1 million worth in 24 hours Two beekeepers in Australia have invented what is believed to be the … Continue reading

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Growers advised to improve pollination

Studies carried out to identify which pollinators visit which fruit crop flowers and how frequently.   With more efficient fruit pollination potentially raising productivity by 16 per cent, growers should be aware of creatures that pollinate their crops and how … 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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Valentine’s Day Gifts Adopt A Hive

Valentine’s Day Gifts Adopt A Hive 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 … 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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What has happened to the Buckfast bees of Millport

A mystery slump in the bee population on the isle of Cumbrae has left the community baffled. Estimates given suggest that upwards of tens of thousands of bees have been killed during the past year. A beekeeping group had been … Continue reading

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Dogs treated with natural remedies made from BEES

Sick dogs are being treated for the first time with medicines made by BEES. Natural remedies including pollen and honey have been given to humans for thousands of years. But the benefits of the powerful remedy for man’s best friend … 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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New Scheme Will Pay Farmers to Protect Bees

National Pollinator Strategy Adds Incentives, But No Regulatory Changes The declining population of bees and other pollinators will be addressed by a ten-year government initiative, which may affect the way farmers manage their land. The recently-revealed National Pollinator Strategy includes … Continue reading

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Bee action plan expected on 4 November

Friends of the Earth and the Soil Association have issued a warning ahead of Defra’s bee action plan publication.   Ahead of the Government’s unveiling of the Government’s action plan to reverse the decline of Britain’s bees, Friends of the … Continue reading

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Good autumn has kept bees busy collecting pollen

The very good weather in October has given honey bees plenty of opportunity to collect pollen and nectar from any plants still in bloom. Dahlia, cosmos and ivy in the garden are being exploited to the full. Viburnum ‘Dawn’ is … Continue reading

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Clover comeback? ‘Bee lawns’ gaining favour

Turf grass may be an attractive ground cover for home owners but it doesn’t hold much appeal for pollinators. Add some broadleaf plants with flowers to the mix, however, and it’s a different story: great forage for the birds and … Continue reading

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North Tyneside Council gets effort underway to protect and preserve bees

Bees in North Tyneside will enjoy a boost thanks to a new project. Recent decades have seen a decline in the number of bees across the country. But now North Tyneside Council has made a commitment to ensure the future … Continue reading

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Could Alderney save the honey bee?

Over the last decade there’s been growing concern for the humble honey bee. Changes to the countryside and agricultural techniques are a factor but also disease has hit colonies hard … Except in Alderney. The island is reportedly one of … Continue reading

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