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Honeybees’ buzzing can shed light on Queen’s fertility, study finds

The buzzing of bees can provide beekeepers with crucial information about the fertility of the queen in the hive, according to a new study which could play a key role in helping to preserve honeybee colonies. Research led by scientists … Continue reading

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Waggle Dance Detectives

It isn’t often that we have the pleasure of meeting and hearing a real expert. I attended a talk recently by Professor Ratniek of Sussex University. It was organised by local beekeepers. They all knew a thing or two. But … Continue reading

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Royal Mail bee stamps

We think these new Royal Mail bee stamps are brilliant! Since May 2014, the British Beekeepers Association (the organisation behind Friends of the Honey Bee) has been working with the Royal Mail to produce a new range of stamps featuring … Continue reading

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Wrecked beehives given a buzz again after grant towards wildflower garden

Wrecked beehives given a buzz again after grant towards wildflower garden   A COMMUNITY beehive project which was wrecked by vandals has received a £1,386 grant towards the cost of planting bee-enticing wild flowers. Avondale Community Beekeepers has been awarded … Continue reading

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More than 14% of England’s honeybee colonies died over winter

More than 14% of England’s honeybee colonies died over winter More than 14% of England’s honeybee colonies died over the winter, the latest research from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) has found. The BBKA’s annual survey of beekeepers across England’s … 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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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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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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Best bee-havior: Micro-trackers glued onto bees to monitor travels

  A group of ecologists at Kew Gardens in London are testing a miniscule new tracker designed to monitor the behavior of bees. The trackers are made from off-the-shelf technology initially designed to track pallets in a warehouse, said the … 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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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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Bees share false memories muddle

  Bumblebees can be muddled by false memories in the same way as humans, a study has found. It is the first time the phenomenon has been demonstrated in a non-human species. The fact that it can affect an insect … 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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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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Save pollinators with attractive subsidies and more bee-friendly trees

If Defra was really serious about saving pollinators, it would be greening its Smith Square roof for abundant forage.   The government’s pollinator strategy aims to encourage everyone to do their bit to help bees and other pollinators. Urging us … 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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