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A review of the book Solitary Bees - by Ted Benton - published by Pelargic Publishing
Insecticides: Costly for farmers and harmful to pollinators - in so many areas, change is long overdue
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
Bees really are AWESOME! 10 Reasons why Bees are important for humans and the wider environment
5 Reasons To Add A Wildflower Area To Your Grass Seed Lawn: helping bees and other pollinators
5 Reasons Farmers Must Have Independent Information About 'Crop Pest' Threat
Plenty of farmers want to do their bit to help bees and the environment after Brexit. Here are some thoughts and ideas.
France Bans Pesticides .......well, sort of.....The ban on neonicotinoids in 2020 allows time for next generation neonics to enter the market
Bees and government transparency: do civil servants have the right to anonymity?
If you think wasps are merely nasty, stinging insects, think again! Here are 3 ways in which wasps are beneficial both to people and the ecosystem as a whole.
How honey bees are helping to save Africa’s elephants, and why elephants fear bees!
Royal Mail Bee Themed Stamps: beautiful postage stamps featuring wild bees and honey bees
Some, not all neonicotinoids were restricted by the EU, but they have now approved 3 more insecticides.
How Do Bees Make Honey? Why do they make it? What is honey anyway? Lots of information about honey and honey bees
How Do Bees Collect Pollen? It depends on the species, but some collect it, then carry it on their hind legs, others on their abdomens, and some in their crops. Others don't collect pollen at all.
About the wasp life cycle, including the difference between solitary and social wasps.
Why Do Bumblebees Dig In The Ground? A look at hibernation and the effects of parasites on bumblebee behaviour
Which bees dig in the ground, and how and why do they do it? It could be nest building, parasites, or hibernation!
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?
A review of Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland by Steven Falk
British Butterfly Declines: three quarters of UK species are in decline, according to one study.
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
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?
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?
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?
Honey Bee Genetics: Research Papers Examining A Range Of Behaviours and Characteristics
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.
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
Farmers Using Insecticides When They Do Not Need To, and putting bees at risk
What’s The Point Of Neonicotinoids? Where is the independent evidence they help grow food?
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