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Jun 22, 2017

30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees

30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees - recommendations for the perfect bee garden

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Jun 20, 2017

Notes On Flowers Loved By Bees

Notes On Flowers Loved By Bees: as well as lists of great bee plants, this website has more detailed pages about flowers bees love, and why

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Jun 17, 2017

Bees And Other Pollinators Love Dandelions

Why dandelions are beneficial for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hover flies.

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Jun 17, 2017

Which Roses Do Bees Like?

Which Roses Do Bees Like? Bees typically like the beautiful open flowers of wild roses and rosa rugosa (commonly called beach rose)

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Jun 16, 2017

Kale Flowers - bees love them!

Kale flowers: brassicas are often neglected as a source of food for pollinators. Bees love kale flowers, so let some plants go to flower!

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Jun 15, 2017

Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees

Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees: the beautfiul blue flowers provide spring food for bees.

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Jun 14, 2017

Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee

Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee - Information, and videos of nests in compost heaps and bird boxes

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Jun 13, 2017

Bird’s Foot Trefoil: Wildflower Beneficial For Bees

Bird’s Foot Trefoil a wildflower beneficial for bees: a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees

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Jun 13, 2017

Bee Nest In Bird Box

Bee Nest In Bird Box: Do you have bees (bumblebees) nesting in a bird house? Advice and information.

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Jun 12, 2017

Bees And Brambles

Bees and brambles: also known as blackberry bush, research shows each bramble flower secretes lots of nectar for bees!

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Jun 12, 2017

Bees & Poppies

Bees & poppies: bees love foraging on poppies for pollen - especially the Opium Poppy - Papaver somniferum

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Jun 11, 2017

Megachile Leachella - The Silvery Leafcutter Bee

Megachile Leachella - the Silvery Leafcutter Bee. About the UK's smallest leafcutter bee, it's foraging habits and habitat

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Jun 10, 2017

Beekeeping in Eco-Sensitive Areas: not necessarily the best way to help bees

Beekeeping in Eco-Sensitive Areas: Is installing a bee hive and keeping honey bees always the best ways to help bees?

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Jun 07, 2017

Beekeeping Associations In North America

Beekeeping Associations In North America - where to contact beekeepers to seek assistance with bees or join an association

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Jun 06, 2017

Bees love lupins – but so do slugs and snails, so what can you do?

Bees love lupins – but so do slugs and snails, so what can you do? Here's a way to protect your lupins....using garlic!

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Jun 05, 2017

Bees, pesticides and the future of farming by Prof. Dave Goulson

Bees, pesticides and the future of farming a presentation by Prof. Dave Goulson

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Jun 02, 2017

Bees Love Green Alkanet - Pentaglottis sempervirens

Bees Love Green Alkanet, a perennial wildflower related to borage and comfrey and with flowers resembling forget-me-not

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May 29, 2017

Neonicotinoid-treated maize: risks for honey bees, inconsistent crop benefit

Planting of neonicotinoid-treated maize poses risks for honey bees and other non-target organisms over a wide area without consistent crop yield benefit

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May 28, 2017

What is New Zealand Manuka Honey?

Manuka honey is specifically produced by bees that only visit the manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) in New Zealand.

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May 27, 2017

Have you found dead bumblebees with missing head or abdomen?

Have you found dead bumblebees with missing head or abdomen perhaps beneath a tree or bumblebee nest?

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May 25, 2017

Manuka Honey And Acne

Manuka Honey And Acne: is manuka honey effective against acne? A look at some research.

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May 24, 2017

Comparative toxicity of pesticides and environmental contaminants in bees

Comparative toxicity of pesticides and environmental contaminants in bees: Are honey bees a useful proxy for wild bee species?

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May 23, 2017

Manuka Honey And Wound Healing

Manuka Honey And Wound Healing: Does Manuka Honey aid wound healing? A look at the research evidence

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May 17, 2017

Dead Bees InThe Yard - What's the cause?

Dead Bees In The Yard - What's the cause? Did the bees die of natural causes or poisoning?

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May 17, 2017

German Bee Monitoring Project: Was the information fairly presented?

German Bee Monitoring Project: Analysis of report investigating honey bee colony deaths in Germany

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May 15, 2017

Italy: Study finds 72.2% of dead honey bees samples tested contained a pesticide

At least one pesticide was found in 72.2% of tested dead honey bees samples in Italy

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May 12, 2017

Regulators Violated The Law By Approving Neonicotinoids

A US Federal court has ruled the EPA violated the law by approving neonicotinoids. Didn't the EU break the law by approving them too?

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May 10, 2017

Brownfield Sites Can Offer Great Opportunities For Pollinators And Wildlife

Brownfield may not seem like the ideal place for wildlife to thrive, but they can become havens for bees, pollinators, bats and birds

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May 08, 2017

Cash Strapped Councils Could Save Money And Help Bees By Planting Clover

Cash strapped councils could save money and help bees and pollinators by planting clover.

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May 02, 2017

Manuka Honey And MRSA

Manuka Honey And MRSA: Summary and links to peer reviewed, published research demonstrating how Manuka Honey combats MRSA

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May 01, 2017

Heriades truncorum – Large-headed resin bee

Heriades truncorum about the – Large-headed resin bee of the family Megachilidae

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Apr 29, 2017

What Is Cactus Honey And Is It Made By Bees?

Cactus honey is another name for Agave Syrup or Agave Nectar, and is not made by bees

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Apr 28, 2017

The Ashy Mining Bee - Andrena cineraria

The Ashy Mining Bee - about Andrena cineraria: habitat and foraging

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Apr 28, 2017

Bayer wins case to ban beekeeper protests at annual meeting

Bayer wins case to ban beekeeper protests at annual meeting - so what can protesters do?

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Apr 28, 2017

Healthy Honey Bees And Sustainable Maize Production Without Neonicotinoids

How can we ensure honey bees are healthy whilst maintaining maize production and cutting out neonicotinoids?

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Apr 27, 2017

Top-Supering or Bottom-Supering?

Top-Supering or Bottom-Supering? Effect on honey yield

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Apr 27, 2017

Grey-patched mining bee - Andrena nitida

The Grey-patched mining bee, Andrena nitida - images and description

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Apr 26, 2017

UK Emergency neonics application refused – Defra advisers

UK Emergency neonics application refused - April 25th 2017

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Apr 26, 2017

High pesticide risk to honey bees despite low focal crop pollen collection

Field study: even when pollen is collected from primarily non-target crops, the contaminated pollen collected nevertheless exposes honey bees to a level of risk outside of regulatory boundaries

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Apr 25, 2017

Lasioglossum smeathmanellum: Smeathman’s Furrow Bee

Lasioglossum smeathmanellum: About Smeathman’s Furrow Bee - photograph, habitat, description

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Apr 24, 2017

Pulmonaria Officinalis - A Wonderful Early Flowering Plant For Bees

Pulmonaria Officinalis - A Wonderful Early Flowering Plant For Bees - attracts bumblebees and hairy footed flower bees and is easy to grow

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Apr 21, 2017

John Muir, Conservation And Focus On Interconnectedness Of The Eco-system

In the words of John Muir: “When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”

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Apr 21, 2017

How Can I Relocate A Bee Nest That's In The Ground?

How Can I Relocate A Bee Nest In The Ground? I have bees nesting in a patch of ground and need to move them

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Apr 20, 2017

Bees Love Dandelions

Dandelions are beneficial for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hover flies.

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Apr 17, 2017

Will The UK Have Weaker Pesticide Regulations Upon Leaving The EU?

The UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016, since when, there has been some speculation as to what will happen with regard to pesticide regulations

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Apr 15, 2017

Granulated Honey And Powdered Honey

Granulated Honey And Powdered Honey: what are they, and is it pure honey? An investigation and comparison of products

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Mar 21, 2017

Solitary Bees - by Ted Benton - A Book Review

A review of the book Solitary Bees - by Ted Benton - published by Pelargic Publishing

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Mar 09, 2017

Insecticides: Costly for farmers and harmful to pollinators

Insecticides: Costly for farmers and harmful to pollinators - in so many areas, change is long overdue

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Feb 28, 2017

5 Reasons To Protect Bumblebee Nests

5 Reasons To Protect Bumblebee Nests: we need to halt bumblebee decline. They are not aggressive, and at the end of the season, the whole colony shall die naturally anyway

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