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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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Sep 19, 2013

About Bees

About bees: find out about the lifecycles, lifespans, and the differences between bumble, honey and solitary bees, plus links to much more information.and articles.

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Sep 16, 2013

Bombus Lapidarius

Bombus Lapidarius: about the Red-tailed Bumblebee

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Aug 27, 2013

Bee Hive Plans

Honey bee hive plans - free to download. Save money by building your own.

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Aug 21, 2013

Why Do Bumblebees Bump Against Windows?

Why Do Bumblebees Bump Against Windows? What can I do about bees getting trapped?

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Aug 20, 2013

Why Do Bumblebees Dig In The Ground?

Why Do Bumblebees Dig In The Ground? A look at hibernation and the effects of parasites on bumblebee behaviour

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Aug 20, 2013

Is There Global Evidence That Neonicotinoids Harm Bees?

Is there global evidence that neonicotinoids harm bees?

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Aug 19, 2013

How Can Councils Help Bees?

How Can Councils Help Bees? There are many simple ways to help our pollinators! Here are a few ideas.

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Aug 08, 2013

Different Types Of Bees - How Do They Vary?

Different types of bees: what's the difference between honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees? Find out here!

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Aug 08, 2013

Which Lime Trees Are Toxic For Bees?

Which Lime Trees Are Toxic For Bees - some species may be great for bees whilst others are not.

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Jul 01, 2013

Wildflowers For Bees, Butterflies And Other Pollinators

Wildflowers For Bees, Butterflies And Other Pollinators for clay soil, shade and coastal areas

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Jun 21, 2013

Wool Carder Bee

About the amazing Wool Carder Bee, Anthidium manicatum

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Jun 20, 2013

Bees, Aphids And Honeydew

Bees, Aphids And Honeydew Sheena writes: I have found quite a lot of bees attracted to clumps of woolly aphids on my apple trees which I was about to

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May 18, 2013

Neonicotinoids In Australia

Neonicotinoids In Australia - Australian environment agency agrees: regulatory standards for assessing neonicotinoids are inadequate

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May 17, 2013

Inspiring Children To Love Bees And Nature

Inspiring Children To Love Bees And Nature: life enriching for the child. Encourage them to protect the environment for the future.

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Apr 24, 2013

Bees And Neonicotinoids - Please Write to EU Commissioner Borg

Urgent! Bees And Neonicotinoids - Please Write to EU Commissioner Borg

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Apr 05, 2013

Pollinators And Pesticides - the Environmental Audit Committee Report

Pollinators And Pesticides - the Environmental Audit Committee Report on neonicotinoids & bee decline

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Mar 20, 2013

Neonicotinoid Pesticides And Non Target Insects

Neonicotinoid Pesticides And Non Target Insects: What Do Manufacturers' Patents Tell Us?

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Mar 12, 2013

Honey Bee Declines Of The Past

Honey Bee Declines have happened before - so should we be concerned this time?

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Feb 08, 2013

Neonicotinoids And Varroa Mite

Neonicotinoids And Varroa Mite - is there a link, and what does this mean for bees?

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Jan 17, 2013

Would A Restriction Of Neonicotinoids To Non-Flowering Crops Be Enough?

Restriction Of Would A Restriction Of Neonicotinoids To Non-Flowering Crops be enough to safe guard non-target insects?

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Jan 17, 2013

Are Neonicotinoids Even Legal?

Are Neonicotinoids Even Legal? Challenge The Legality Of Neonicotinoids - write to your MP

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Jan 16, 2013

Neonicotinoids Not Properly Tested

Neonicotinoids: EFSA find industry regulatory data has major shortcomings

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Jan 11, 2013

Letter To MP - Environmental Audit Committee, Insects And Insecticides

Letter To MP - Environmental Audit Committee, Insects And Insecticides

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Dec 31, 2012

Bees, Invertebrates And Education – A Few Ideas

Bees, Invertebrates And Education – education is key to help develop a balanced perspective of invertebrates, and their roles in the eco-system.

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Dec 31, 2012

Australia's Honey Bees And Neonicotinoid Pesticides

Australia's honey bees and beekeepers - what's the view on neonicotinoid pesticides?

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Dec 30, 2012

Beekeeping Kit - Make Your Own Bee Brush

Beekeeping Kit: - Make Your Own Bee Brush - it's free, and it's gentle for your bees!

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Dec 20, 2012

EFSA Report On Neonicotinoids

EFSA Report On Neonicotinoids And EU Supports Application Of Precautionary Principle Regarding Neonicotinoids

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Dec 17, 2012

The Crop Protection Association And Their View Of Pollinators

The Crop Protection Association And Their View Of Pollinators: What are they saying and how balanced is the information?

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Sep 17, 2012

Plantable Seed On Pack Label

We produce plant-able, biodegradable seed labels that can be peeled off of a product. This could be the perfect way for any consumer products company

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