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Will The UK Lift The Restrictions On Neonicotinoids After Brexit?
Large Scale Field Trial: Effects Of Neonic-Treated Crops On Bees across 3 countries: UK, Hungary and Germany
20 Simple Gardening Tips To Help Bees: easy ways to attract bees and pollinators to your garden
15 Flowering Shrubs For Bees: wonderful tried and tested flowering shrubs loved by bees and other pollinators
How To Rescue A Bee From A Spider's Web: help a bee escape without causing damage to wings and legs
How helpful are bumblebees for pollination? A look at how these bees are ideally adapted for pollinating plants
Planting wildflowers and natives will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Lists of wildflowers to plant in your garden, and links to resources
Plants to Attract Bees: Shrubs, Hedgerows, and Trees for bees and other pollinators - by season. Links to more lists of garden plants, wildflowers, herbs, fruits etc that help bees.
Herb planting for bees: a list of herbs loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Honey For Cold Sores: Given that honey has been used in wound healing and burn treatment, can hooney be used for herpes?
Neonicotinoids And Bees: Information and resrouces concerning the impact of neonicotinoids on bees and other non-target insects.
UK Major Land Owners Can Help Bees - they include government and conservation organisations
We often read about the use of honey in ancient medicine. But in what way was honey used? How about mixing honey with a pig’s eye, then pouring it into the ear to cure blindness?
Honey For Burns - a look at a review of 26 clinical papers examining the use of honey to treat over 3000 patients with burns
30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees - recommendations for the perfect bee garden
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
Why dandelions are beneficial for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hover flies.
Which Roses Do Bees Like? Bees typically like the beautiful open flowers of wild roses and rosa rugosa (commonly called beach rose)
Kale flowers: brassicas are often neglected as a source of food for pollinators. Bees love kale flowers, so let some plants go to flower!
Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees: the beautfiul blue flowers provide spring food for bees.
Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee - Information, and videos of nests in compost heaps and bird boxes
Bird’s Foot Trefoil a wildflower beneficial for bees: a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees
Bee Nest In Bird Box: Do you have bees (bumblebees) nesting in a bird house? Advice and information.
Bees and brambles: also known as blackberry bush, research shows each bramble flower secretes lots of nectar for bees!
Bees & poppies: bees love foraging on poppies for pollen - especially the Opium Poppy - Papaver somniferum
Megachile Leachella - the Silvery Leafcutter Bee. About the UK's smallest leafcutter bee, it's foraging habits and habitat
Beekeeping in Eco-Sensitive Areas: Is installing a bee hive and keeping honey bees always the best ways to help bees?
Beekeeping Associations In North America - where to contact beekeepers to seek assistance with bees or join an association
Bees love lupins – but so do slugs and snails, so what can you do? Here's a way to protect your lupins....using garlic!
Bees, pesticides and the future of farming a presentation by Prof. Dave Goulson
Bees Love Green Alkanet, a perennial wildflower related to borage and comfrey and with flowers resembling forget-me-not
Planting of neonicotinoid-treated maize poses risks for honey bees and other non-target organisms over a wide area without consistent crop yield benefit
Manuka honey is specifically produced by bees that only visit the manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) in New Zealand.
Have you found dead bumblebees with missing head or abdomen perhaps beneath a tree or bumblebee nest?
Manuka Honey And Acne: is manuka honey effective against acne? A look at some research.
Comparative toxicity of pesticides and environmental contaminants in bees: Are honey bees a useful proxy for wild bee species?
Manuka Honey And Wound Healing: Does Manuka Honey aid wound healing? A look at the research evidence
Dead Bees In The Yard - What's the cause? Did the bees die of natural causes or poisoning?
German Bee Monitoring Project: Analysis of report investigating honey bee colony deaths in Germany
At least one pesticide was found in 72.2% of tested dead honey bees samples in Italy
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?
Brownfield may not seem like the ideal place for wildlife to thrive, but they can become havens for bees, pollinators, bats and birds
Cash strapped councils could save money and help bees and pollinators by planting clover.
Manuka Honey And MRSA: Summary and links to peer reviewed, published research demonstrating how Manuka Honey combats MRSA
Heriades truncorum about the – Large-headed resin bee of the family Megachilidae
Cactus honey is another name for Agave Syrup or Agave Nectar, and is not made by bees
The Ashy Mining Bee - about Andrena cineraria: habitat and foraging
Bayer wins case to ban beekeeper protests at annual meeting - so what can protesters do?
How can we ensure honey bees are healthy whilst maintaining maize production and cutting out neonicotinoids?
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