Tag Archives: pollination

Pesticides could lead to shortage of crop pollinators – EU report

* EU restriction on neonicotinoids to be reviewed this year * Value of pollination in Europe seen at 14.6 bln euros BRUSSELS, April 8 (Reuters) – Evidence is mounting that widely-used pesticides harm moths, butterflies and birds as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Adopt A Beehive, Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Farm walk to highlight the importance of all pollinators

While the honey bee plays an important role in pollinating our crops and garden plants, we have at least 1,500 other species of insect pollinators in the UK that play an even greater role in pollination services to growers, writes … Continue reading

Posted in Adopt A Beehive, Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Adopt A Beehive, Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adopt A Beehive, Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adopt A Beehive, Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides

A raft of new research published over the summer is posing ever more serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more widely than previously thought. The research is looking into … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nicola Is Buzzing After Interest In Bumble Bees Leads To New Job

Nicola Rowley’s concern about the falling number of bumble bees set her off on a journey that has ended up with her “dream job” at a specialist plants centre in Shrewsbury. Her interest in horticulture began through membership of the … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Bee in Man’s Bonnet

Have you heard of the Africanised Honey Bee? The Queen explains. It is true that Man is a mean meddler. Not just a mean one but a greedy manipulator of his environment. His buzzword is “MORE”. The bee in his … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rain stops bees from pollinating

The rain has not only sent holidaymakers hunkering down with a book, but bees are retreating to their sheltered hives instead of pollinating crops. Mid-Canterbury farmer David Clark said the wet weather was good for the self-pollinating crops like cereals, … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Honeybees Pollinating Passionfruit in Kenya!

Greetings from the Kerio Valley in Northwestern Kenya. This beautiful valley, an extension of the magnificent Great Rift Valley, is one of my favorite places. It is a veritable paradise for bees and other insects that live in the valleys’ … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Council’s eco-grant has pupils all abuzz

There’s a buzz at Mount Terry Primary School – and it’s not just coming from students excited about the coming holidays. The school recently bought a colony of stingless native bees and a hive for their outdoor kitchen garden, thanks … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bee project buzzing along

University student Leslie Lowe has set himself an ambitious task – he’s trying to set up a commercial native bee industry with a group of Aboriginal elders. He’s doing this by making attractive hives and selling them to schools, residents … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Benefit of bees even bigger than thought

Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry growing. Strawberries pollinated by bees were of far higher commercial value than fruit that was self-pollinated or pollinated by the wind, according … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Heckrodt gets grant for bee project

MENASHA — Local efforts to care for the state’s natural resources recently were recognized by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, which provided $1,000 through its C.D. Besadny Conservation Grants program to support honey bees at Heckrodt Wetland Reserve. “Our Foundation … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Keeping the buzz alive through BMPs and research

The buzz of a strong honey bee colony can put a jingle in more than the beekeeper’s pocket, according to one bee biologist. As discussions evolve around protecting honey bees used to pollinate a host of crops – the largest … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bees benefited by beneficial board

Let us celebrate and hail the honey bee. While the county board was passing its $488 million budget for 2014 recently, officials made a modest step to support bees and the rural keeping thereof. It was a wise thing they … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

NURSERY A HIVE OF ACTIVITY

It was a hive of activity at Edgerton Nursery last week when a swarm of bees decided to pay a visit. Bruce Fragar, the honey man from Narromine, was called to the rescue to remove the bees he estimated to … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Eagle County couple are in the bee business

EAGLE COUNTY — Ranchers in Eagle County are a busy lot. Raising cattle is the main endeavor and tasks include fence mending, repairing ranch equipment, tending to newborns in the spring, branding and a host of other activities. A rancher … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bee-Themed Study Breaks Highlight Sustainable Food

Bee-Themed Study Breaks Highlight Sustainable Food. The Food Literacy Project and the Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers will provide students with a variety of bee-pollinated foods at a series of Food Future Study Breaks over the next two weeks to raise awareness … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you?

Debunked: Will a bee die if it stings you? A bee sting is rarely, if ever, desirable. It’s a pretty unpleasant and painful inconvenience, and in some cases can even lead to fatal allergic reactions. However, the common belief is … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

How green bullying, junk science and EU lies killed off yet another successful industry

This is a story with everything: bees, junk science, the French behaving badly, the EU at its worst… (H/T Richard North at EUreferendum). You’ll read it and go: “Yes! This is why I hate the EU. This is why it can … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bees to get a boost from local residents

Bees to get a boost from local residents LOCAL residents are teaming up with a national charity to plant food for honey bees in an effort to reduce the number of insects that die during the spring. Children from Hatton … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lancashire Honey

Harvest honey We love honey but have never harvested our own before. For this adventure we met a bee-keeper who showed us the craft of his trade. Penwortham Lancashire, PR1 9JU Seb and I met up with Andy who runs Lancashire … Continue reading

Posted in Bees | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment