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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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Could Alderney save the honey bee?

Over the last decade there’s been growing concern for the humble honey bee. Changes to the countryside and agricultural techniques are a factor but also disease has hit colonies hard … Except in Alderney. The island is reportedly one of … Continue reading

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Ivy bees share bankside bar as flowers turn to teacup fruits

  Autumn drinkers at the ivy were a well-mannered lot, for they did not jostle or eat each other. There was plenty to go round, and bees, wasps and hoverflies alike swarmed around the flowers in a harmonious buzz. The … Continue reading

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World renowned expert warns of new threat to honey bees

Delegates at the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers’ annual conference heard of a new threat to honey bees coming from the Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida). The beetle which is indigenous to Africa, was first found in the USA in … Continue reading

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Meet Brixton’s street artists

Louis Masai, Saltoun Road This intriguing depiction of a bee has an important message at its heart. The bee population has been in mysterious and sudden decline since the late 1990s, which is a problem because because bees don’t just … Continue reading

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Citizen science – from studying bees or seaweed to solar storm-watching

The range of projects that you and your family can get involved with is staggering, and the potential rewards are immense. ‘The whole family became obsessed’ “Bumblebees are my second favourite insect,” says Connor Abrams, aged 7. He prefers spiders … Continue reading

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Bees, birds may suffer long-term consequences from common pesticides

A raft of new research published over the summer is posing ever more serious questions about whether neonicotinoids, the most common insecticides in the world, are affecting birds and bees more widely than previously thought. The research is looking into … Continue reading

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Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Speaking at the event, Dave Goulson of the … Continue reading

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Bee Summit in Cornwall

Beekeepers, environmentalists and academics will heading to the Royal Cornwall Showground today to discuss the decline in bee populations. The Cornwall Bee Summit will look at best practice on pollination,beekeeping and land management.   The event is being chaired by … Continue reading

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Cornerhouse’s balcony bees add buzz to green awards

CITY entertainment complex the Cornerhouse has always been buzzing with activity – and that’s before 60,000 bees moved in. The insects are making their home on a third floor balcony, in a new bee-friendly vegetable garden which produces sustainable food … Continue reading

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