Tag Archives: Worker bee

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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