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Planetbee Cider – helping counter declining bee population

Following the success of Planetbee’s South African Chenin Blanc in Mitchell & Butler, Morgenrot and Blue Fruits have announced the arrival of Planetbee Cider in Oddbins. This new craft cider, available in 33cl bottles, is created by one of the … Continue reading

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Britain finds new tool in the fight against bee parasite

BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research have made a discovery which could help in the fight against the parasitic Varroa mite, which is devastating to bee colonies. They have developed a test for the detection and management of resistance to an … Continue reading

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Mexican bees at risk

Bees in Mexico have become susceptible to parasite – the Varroa acari – which is leading to a reduction in bee populations in the country. Varroa acari are very small ticks. Most adult mites have four pairs of legs and the mouth … Continue reading

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