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Nov 25, 2014

Neonicotinoids Not Yet Banned In Europe

There is a common misconception that neonicotinoids have been banned in Europe. Unfortunately this is not exactly true.

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Nov 17, 2014

British Beekeepers Concerned About Pesticides

A Survey Reveals British Beekeepers Are Concerned About Pesticides

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Nov 12, 2014

Bees, Farming, And Neonicotinoids

Bees, Farming, And Neonicotinoids: Some False Beliefs About Neonicotinoids

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Oct 24, 2014

Neonicotinoids And Disease In Bees And Other Non-Target Invertebrates

Neonicotinoids And Disease In Bees And Other Non-Target Invertebrates - some evidence

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Oct 21, 2014

A National Strategy For Pollinators

A National Strategy For Pollinators: If I could have my own way, what would a National Strategy For Pollinators look like?

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Oct 09, 2014

Bumblebees Love Escallonia

Bumblebees Love Escallonia

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Oct 08, 2014

The Leafcutter Bee

Leafcutter bee: All about this charming pollinator and how to attract them into the garden.

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Oct 07, 2014

The Ashy Mining Bee - Andrena cineraria

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

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Jul 03, 2014

Neonicotinoids In Your Bee Friendly Plants

Neonicotinoids In Your Bee Friendly Plants: the issue of contamination of ‘bee friendly plants’ bought from retail outlets, being contaminated with neonicotinoids

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Jun 27, 2014

How Neonicotinoids Behave In The Environment

The dangers of neonicotinoids to bees and wildlife: behaviour of neonicotinoids in the environment

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Jun 17, 2014

Do Bee Nest Boxes Work?

Do Bee Nest Boxes Work? What about bumblebee nest boxes? Will they attract bees?

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Jun 16, 2014

What's The Difference Between Bees And Wasps And Hornets?

Did you know, some bees look like wasps, or even hornets – or vice versa? So what's the difference between them?

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Jun 04, 2014

Positive Messages To Help Save Bees

Positive Messages To Help Save Bees and counter marketing spin from the agrochemical industry

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May 30, 2014

Nectar Robbing And Secondary Robbing Comfrey

Nectar Robbing -films of different bees nectar robbing comfrey

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May 24, 2014

A Q&A With John Lewis-Stempel, Author of 'Meadowland'

A Q&A With John Lewis-Stempel, Author of 'Meadowland': author, historian, farmer, naturalist, forager,

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May 23, 2014

The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee - Anthophora plumipes

About The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee - Anthophora plumipes: its lifecycle, and short video clip.

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May 23, 2014

Do Bee Nests Attract Wasps?

Do Bee Nests Attract Wasps, and will wasp nests move into bee nests? Information here.

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May 22, 2014

Bee Nest In The Roof

A Bee Nest In The Roof - or behind a fascia? - what should you do?

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May 20, 2014

Disturbed A Bee Nest? What Should You Do?

Disturbed A Bee Nest, or want to help a nest that has been damaged? How about a nest in an inconvenient place? Here is some advice about what to do.

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May 19, 2014

Do Bees Pollinate Tomatoes?

Do Bees Pollinate Tomatoes? Yes! Bumblebees do - more information here, plus how do you know if bees have pollinated your tomatoes?

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May 17, 2014

Bombus lucorum – The White Tailed Bumblebee

Bombus lucorum – The White Tailed Bumblebee - its lifecycle

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May 10, 2014

The Foraging Range Of Bees

The Foraging Range Of Bees: a look at research for honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees

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May 07, 2014

How Far Do Bees Fly For Food?

How Far Do Bees Fly For Food? A look at reasearch to find out what is the foraging range of honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees?

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May 02, 2014

Commercially Reared Bumblebees: Risks To Wild Pollinators

Commercially Reared Bumblebees are increasingly available for purchase not only by farmers, but also by garderners. But research has shown they may be contaminated with viruses.

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May 01, 2014

Rescuing Trapped Bees

Rescuing Trapped Bees - how to rescue bees trapped in a greenhouse or in a bottle!

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Apr 30, 2014

Bumblebees For Sale

Bumblebees For Sale? If you are thinking of purchasing a box of bumblebees for your garden, please read this first!

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Apr 29, 2014

The Large Bee Fly - Bombylius major

About the Large Bee Fly - Bombylius major, it's foraging and mating habits, including a video

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Apr 23, 2014

Rescuing Bees Trapped In A Spider Web

Rescuing Bees: My experience of deliberately depriving a spider of its meal in order to rescue a bumblebee from certain ‘death by arachnid’

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Apr 22, 2014

Meadowland - The Private Life Of An English Field

Meadowland - The Private Life Of An English Field - a review of this wonderful book by John Lewis-Stempel

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Apr 13, 2014

Bumble Bees of North America - An Identification Guide

A review of: Bumble Bees of North America An Identification Guide - By Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson & Sheila Colla

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Apr 08, 2014

Encaustic Art - The Art Of Painting With Beeswax

Encaustic Art - The Art Of Painting With Beeswax - a technique undergoing a revival!

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Apr 07, 2014

Honey Bee Deaths: Do They Matter?

Honey bee deaths debate: does it matter if there are major colony losses?

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Apr 05, 2014

Bee Colonies Poisoned in California

Bee Colonies Poisoned in California By Pesticides - Pollinator Stewardship Council and Beekeepers Demand Action

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Mar 26, 2014

If Bees Disappear Can Other Insects Compensate For The Loss?

Do we really need bees to grow food, and can other insects do the job of bees?

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Mar 18, 2014

The Bee Heaven On My Doorstep

The Bee Heaven On My Doorstep - feeling so lucky to have fabulous bee habitat around me, I thought I'd write about it.

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Mar 14, 2014

Bombus hortorum - The Garden Bumblebee

Bombus hortorum - The Garden Bumblebee - a description and its lifecycle

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Feb 27, 2014

Bumblebee Nests

Bumblebee nests: all about them, what to do if you find one, and what to do if you need to move one.

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Feb 22, 2014

Beneficial Insects

Beneficial Insects: Did you know, the number of beneficial insects and ‘benign’ or ‘harmless’ insects, far out-number so-called pests?

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Feb 21, 2014

It’s Time To Protect Bumblebee Nests

It’s Time 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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Feb 19, 2014

Bombus Terrestris - The Buff-Tailed Bumblebee

Bombus Terrestris - The Buff-Tailed Bumblebee - one of the earliest bumblebees to emerge from hibernation....

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Jan 27, 2014

What is Bee Pollen?

What is Bee Pollen? Is it good for you? Links to information regarding claimed benefits and nutrition. Is bee pollen a 'Super Food'?

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Nov 18, 2013

Bee Coloring Pages, Educational Activity sheets And Puzzles Free To Download

Bee coloring pages, educational activity sheets and fun puzzles free to download

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Nov 06, 2013

Rent A Beehive: Bringing Bees To The People

Rent A Beehive: Bringing Bees To The People - a great way to get closer to bees and beekeeping

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Nov 03, 2013

Bee Quotes And Proverbs

Quotes and proverbs about bees, honey and beekeeping. Bee quotes from writers, philosophers, beekeepers etc

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Oct 31, 2013

Neonicotinoid Myths And Flawed Arguments

Neonicotinoid Myths And Flawed Arguments Used To Justify Not Banning These Chemicals

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Oct 28, 2013

Neonicotinoids And Bees

Neonicotinoids And Bees: Information and resrouces concerning the impact of neonicotinoids on bees and other non-target insects.

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Oct 21, 2013

Bees Song

Bees song (To the tune of All Through The Night) Bees are buzzing, pollinating All through the day Feeding larvae, honey making All through the day But

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Oct 18, 2013

Plants Toxic for Bees

Plants Toxic for Bees - Which plants are poisonous for bees and other insects, and why?

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Oct 14, 2013

Where Do Bees Go In Winter?

Where Do Bees Go In Winter? About the hibernation of honey bees, solitary bees and bumblebees.

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