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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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Bees found farming fungus for first time to feed larvae

Flowers are not enough, it seems. For the first time, bees have been discovered farming fungus to provide extra food for their larvae. Though farming is well known in many social insects, such as ants and termites, bees have always … Continue reading

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Argentine Ants Carry Virus Deadly to Honeybees

The Argentine ant, already known as one of the world’s most widespread and damaging pests, may be infecting honeybees with a deadly virus, a new study finds. Alexandra Sebastien, a biologist at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, analyzed … Continue reading

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Adopt modern techniques, local bee farmers urged

Ugandan bee farmers have been urged to seek advice from entomology officers in their districts to help them in the bee-keeping projects. Entomology involves the studying insects scientifically. The call was made by an agriculture ministry official during the launch … Continue reading

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Eco projects that don’t cost the earth

Syngenta Operation Pollinator Environmental Award Winner, Anthony Darker, hasn’t been resting on his laurels at Elsham Golf Club in Lincolnshire. He has continued to develop a whole range of eco projects that has served to further enhance the environmental value … 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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Rare bee causes a buzz at reserve

Rare bee causes a buzz at reserve Visitors to Norfolk and Cambridgeshire can see Ruderal bumblebees on the reserve at WWT Welney Wetland Centre this summer – a species which is scarce in the UK. The bees are visiting the … Continue reading

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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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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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