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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
Leafcutter bee: All about this charming pollinator and how to attract them into the garden.
The Ashy Mining Bee - about Andrena cineraria: habitat and foraging
Neonicotinoids In Your Bee Friendly Plants: the issue of contamination of ‘bee friendly plants’ bought from retail outlets, being contaminated with neonicotinoids
The dangers of neonicotinoids to bees and wildlife: behaviour of neonicotinoids in the environment
Do Bee Nest Boxes Work? What about bumblebee nest boxes? Will they attract bees?
Did you know, some bees look like wasps, or even hornets – or vice versa? So what's the difference between them?
Positive Messages To Help Save Bees and counter marketing spin from the agrochemical industry
Nectar Robbing -films of different bees nectar robbing comfrey
A Q&A With John Lewis-Stempel, Author of 'Meadowland': author, historian, farmer, naturalist, forager,
About The Hairy-Footed Flower Bee - Anthophora plumipes: its lifecycle, and short video clip.
Do Bee Nests Attract Wasps, and will wasp nests move into bee nests? Information here.
A Bee Nest In The Roof - or behind a fascia? - 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.
Do Bees Pollinate Tomatoes? Yes! Bumblebees do - more information here, plus how do you know if bees have pollinated your tomatoes?
Bombus lucorum – The White Tailed Bumblebee - its lifecycle
The Foraging Range Of Bees: a look at research for honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees
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?
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.
Rescuing Trapped Bees - how to rescue bees trapped in a greenhouse or in a bottle!
Bumblebees For Sale? If you are thinking of purchasing a box of bumblebees for your garden, please read this first!
About the Large Bee Fly - Bombylius major, it's foraging and mating habits, including a video
Rescuing Bees: My experience of deliberately depriving a spider of its meal in order to rescue a bumblebee from certain ‘death by arachnid’
Meadowland - The Private Life Of An English Field - a review of this wonderful book by John Lewis-Stempel
A review of: Bumble Bees of North America An Identification Guide - By Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson & Sheila Colla
Encaustic Art - The Art Of Painting With Beeswax - a technique undergoing a revival!
Honey bee deaths debate: does it matter if there are major colony losses?
Bee Colonies Poisoned in California By Pesticides - Pollinator Stewardship Council and Beekeepers Demand Action
Do we really need bees to grow food, and can other insects do the job of bees?
The Bee Heaven On My Doorstep - feeling so lucky to have fabulous bee habitat around me, I thought I'd write about it.
Bombus hortorum - The Garden Bumblebee - a description and its lifecycle
Bumblebee nests: all about them, what to do if you find one, and what to do if you need to move one.
Beneficial Insects: Did you know, the number of beneficial insects and ‘benign’ or ‘harmless’ insects, far out-number so-called pests?
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
Bombus Terrestris - The Buff-Tailed Bumblebee - one of the earliest bumblebees to emerge from hibernation....
What is Bee Pollen? Is it good for you? Links to information regarding claimed benefits and nutrition. Is bee pollen a 'Super Food'?
Rent A Beehive: Bringing Bees To The People - a great way to get closer to bees and beekeeping
Quotes and proverbs about bees, honey and beekeeping. Bee quotes from writers, philosophers, beekeepers etc
Neonicotinoid Myths And Flawed Arguments Used To Justify Not Banning These Chemicals
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