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What do bees eat? Bees mostly eat nectar and pollen from flowers, though there are some exceptions to this general rule!
Found a bee, and not sure what to do? Here's how you can help it, when and how to feed sugar water, and what to do when it's looking wet and bedraggled or in a bit of a sorry state!
Do bees sleep, do they sleep at night, and if so, where and how do we know they are sleeping?
The Drone Bee: a light-hearted look at the life of the male honey bee and its role in the colony
Tips for growing British flowers for cutting, how this helps bees, and the best cut flowers for a gardener
Honey vs Sugar: A detailed but easy to understand comparison, with clear nutritional tables. A balanced look at whether one is significantly better for you, or are they about the same?
Bees really are amazing. A look at why honey bees use hexagons when they construct their honeycombs.
Impact of Neonicotinoids on Wild Bees and Butterflies: research from the UK and USA further highlight danger of neonicotinoids
About Mason Bees: their nests, life cycle, and how to attract them into your garden
Bees keep flying into our office. What can we do to prevent them without harming them?
The Bees In Your Backyard by Joseph S Wilson and Olivia Messenger Carril - a full and independent book review
An MEP Submitted An EU Proposal To Ban Sulfoxaflor To Save Bees 13 October 2015. So why did it fail?
Honey bee documentaries along the themes of honey bee behaviour, colony disappearance or collapse and beekeeping
Why Are Invertebrates Important? Ways in whcih invertebrates benefit humans, other creatures, the eco-system and biodiversity as a whole
Honey Bee Dance: what it means. What does the dance tell the bees in the colony?
Royal Mail Bee Themed Stamps: beautiful postage stamps featuring wild bees and honey bees
Lawns can be greate spaces for bees, whether you wish to create a wildflower meadow, a thyme lawn, or simply feature a few beneficial plants for bees.
Do all bees die after they sting you, and if so why? It is a common misunderstanding, but not all bees do die after stinging humans.
Honey Bee Mating Behaviour: short video clip and explanation. Do males die when they mate? How many times does the queen mate?
Save Bees Not Pesticides: do farmers and the environment a favour, Liz Truss
Honey Bee Genetics: Research Papers Examining A Range Of Behaviours and Characteristics
Attracting Bees: How to encourage bees to visit and nest in your garden, lists of plants for bees and tips for helping them
Planning And Planting A Bee Friendly Garden: Practical tips for planning a garden for bees and other pollinators
Bee Friendly Ant Killer Alternative? Don't Kill! Instead, safely repel ants, wasps etc without harming or killing them.
Wasp Nests - What a nest looks like, what to do about them, and how to deter wasps from building nests in inconvenient places in the future.
Do All Bees Sting? Bees are beautiful, but which bees will sting you, and how you can avoid being stung by bees.
About stingless bees, their nests, crop pollination and unusual behaviours of some species
Advice about how to catch a bee or bee swarm, and links to further information and advice.
Open Letter to American Beekeepers: The White House Task Force Report on Bee and Pollinator Health
A Bee With A Damaged Wing
Andrena Carantonica: 2 Chocolate Mining Bees Mating
Growing Fruit And Vegetables - Feeding Yourself And FeedingThe Bees
Gardening In Small Spaces For Bees: it’s not always the amount of space you have, but what you do with it that counts.
The Web Of Life: all of life on this beautiful planet earth is connected.
Summary Of World Wide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides
Help With Bees: FREE ETHICAL ADVICE - Relocate or revive Bees without harming them, What to Do If You Find A Bee And Other Queries
Bee Themed Educational Resources And Downloads - for children and students
Here are some Bee-Themed Bookmarks you can cut out and keep! Free to download
Farmers Using Insecticides When They Do Not Need To, and putting bees at risk
Here are some FREE Bee Posters you can download for education and to help spread the word!
Please send this letter to your MP: Farmers Must Have Independent Information About 'Crop Pest' Threat
Where Do Bees Go In Winter? About the hibernation of honey bees, solitary bees and bumblebees.
What’s The Point Of Neonicotinoids? Where is the independent evidence they help grow food?
There is a common misconception that neonicotinoids have been banned in Europe. Unfortunately this is not exactly true.
A Survey Reveals British Beekeepers Are Concerned About Pesticides
Bees, Farming, And Neonicotinoids: Some False Beliefs About Neonicotinoids
Neonicotinoids And Disease In Bees And Other Non-Target Invertebrates - some evidence
A National Strategy For Pollinators: If I could have my own way, what would a National Strategy For Pollinators look like?
Bumblebees Love Escallonia
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