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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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