Tag Archives: Bees

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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Bee Friendly, say Charlton Manor pupils as they march to raise awareness

Up to 60 children from Charlton Manor primary school have marched to save the bees. The year six Bee Friendly march – organised by the school’s new campaigns group and supported by Friends of the Earth – took place on … 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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Bees: Friends of the Earth mounts legal challenge over govt pesticide decision

A Government decision to allow farmers to use ‘banned’ bee-harming pesticides in England, is being challenged at the High Court by Friends of the Earth. The environment charity notified the Government on Friday (21 August 2015) that it has applied … 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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Quarry operator adds 100,000 bees to Derbyshire hills

Quarry operator adds 100,000 bees to Derbyshire hills One hundred thousand honey bees have been introduced at two Derbyshire quarries and biodiversity in surrounding areas improved, to support the nationwide campaign to grow Britain’s bee population. Hope Construction Materials, the … 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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