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Jun 18, 2018

List Of Bee Species On The UK BAP Priority List

Bee Species On The UK BAP Priority List: This list includes bumble bee and solitary species currently on the Biodiversity Action Plan priority list in the UK

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Jun 14, 2018

Can I Be Forced To Remove A Bee nest From My Property?

Can I Be Forced To Remove A Bee nest From My Property? Can the council force me to destroy a bumble bee nest in my home or garden? Where do I stand legally?

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Jun 14, 2018

5 Reasons To Add Wildflowers To Your Lawn Or Flower Border

5 Reasons To Add Wildflowers To Your Lawn Or Flower Border: helping bees, butterflies and other pollinators in your garden with wonderful wildflowers

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Jun 04, 2018

Will Bees Protect My Tri-color Birch From Aphids?

Will Bees Protect My Tri-color Birch From Aphids? - Response to a query after bees seen around aphids on an ornamental tree

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Jun 04, 2018

Creating A Racoon Proof Bumble Bee Nest

Creating A Racoon Proof Bumble Bee Nest - how one lady in Canada created a bumble bee nest box that was safe from persistent racoons!

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May 20, 2018

Do Bees Visit Yellow Flowers?

Do Bees Visit Yellow Flowers? Examples of yellow flowering plants and shrubs visited by bees.

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May 16, 2018

Prevent Bee And Wasp Stings - 12 great tips to prevent being stung!

How to prevent bee stings and wasp stings, with further link to treatments, remedies and interesting facts about the risks.

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May 16, 2018

The Status Of North America's Cuckoo Bumble Bees

Cuckoo Bumble Bees Of North America - their IUCN status. North America and Canada have 6 species of cuckoo bumble bee. Wich are endangered species?

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May 12, 2018

Do Bees Eat Meat? Amazingly, A Small Group Of Tropical Bees Do!

A small group of tropical bees sometimes referred to as 'Vulture Bees', and belonging to the genus Trigona, eat dead animal flesh – which may be rotting - for protein. Here we look at research and photographic evidence.

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May 12, 2018

Bees In The Bible

Bees In The Bible: direct quotes of references to bees, swarms, and honey from the Bible. It is interesting that bees and honey, are mentioned not only in the bible, but in other holy books too, including the Koran (Quran) and in the Hindu Vedas.

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May 10, 2018

English Bluebells, Spanish Bluebells & Bees - Remove Spanish Bluebells

English bluebells are fragrant, beautiful, and loved by bees. They are native to the UK, but cross breeding with Spanish bluebells poses a threat. How to spot the difference and get rid of Spanish bluebells.

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Apr 26, 2018

Help - I Have Found A Bumble Bee That Is Curled Up And Writhing

What's wrong with this bumble bee? What can I do to help a bumble bee that is writhing about and hunched up in a ball.

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Apr 25, 2018

Did E. O. Wilson Claim That If Bees Die, We Die?

No, the eminent American naturalist did not make this statement exactly. He made a comment about all insect arthropods. In his own words, here is what he said.

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Apr 03, 2018

What About The Label? Making Your Honey Stand Out

If you want to sell your honey beyond your circle of family and friends, it’s a good idea to put a little extra thought into how your honey is presented. Here are a few thoughts and ideas to take into consideration before you apply the label!

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Mar 27, 2018

Bee Watching: Looking And Appreciating Is What Matters Most

Bee Watching: Looking And Appreciating Is What Matters Most. Admire the beauty of the bee, and don't get hung up on labelling it. Fall in love with bees by watching them.

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Mar 12, 2018

How To Help Bumble Bees With Mites

How To Help Bees With Mites - phoretic mites are commonly seen on the thorax (upper body) close to the head, or around the junction of the thorax and abdomen of bumble bees. Here is what you can do to help them.

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Jan 26, 2018

Should Bumble Bee Be Written As One Word Or Two?

A look at the rationale for writing bumble bee as two words rather than one (bumble bee instead of bumblebee).

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Jan 22, 2018

Free Book About Bees - Sladen's The Humble Bee

Free Book About Bees - download Sladen's classic about bumblebees - or follow the link for a free book about beekeeping.

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Dec 07, 2017

Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Study Them?

Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Study Them? How about observing to study them instead?

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Nov 20, 2017

UK Government Could Back A Full Ban On Neonicotinoids

UK Government Could Back A Full Ban On Neonicotinoids Post Brexit, But Scottish Government Refuses To Back A Ban

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Nov 20, 2017

The Drone Bee: an overview of the life of a male honey bee

The Drone Bee: a light-hearted look at the life of the male honey bee and its role in the colony

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Nov 20, 2017

Pollen Stain Removal

Tips for pollen stain removal - how to remove and how to prevent pollen stains

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Nov 19, 2017

Bee Pollen And Weight Loss

Bee Pollen And Weight Loss - is there any evidence that bee pollen can help you to lose excess weight, or act as a weight loss aid? Or is it just marketing?

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Nov 19, 2017

Interrogating Health Claims: Example - Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen - before you believe any claims you read about its special superfood properties, just think about it!

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Nov 19, 2017

Bee Pollen Nutrition

FACTS about the nutritional content of bee pollen, and comparisons with every day foods.

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Nov 17, 2017

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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Nov 16, 2017

Plants to Attract Bees: Shrubs, Hedgerows, and Trees

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.

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Oct 27, 2017

Asian Hornet Arrival In The UK

The non-native Asian hornet, Vespa velutina has been seen in 2016 and 2017. Description and where to report it.

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Oct 26, 2017

British Beekeepers Still Concerned About Neonicotinoids, According To Survey

British Beekeepers Still Concerned About Neonicotinoids, Accdording To Survey Oct 2017

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Oct 26, 2017

Where Do Bees Go In Winter?

Where Do Bees Go In Winter? About winter activiity of honey bees, and overwintering or hibernation of bumble bees and solitary bees.

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Oct 25, 2017

Bumblebee Foraging Behaviour

About Bumblebee Foraging Behaviour: When do bumblebees visit flowers for food, and why do they choose particular flowers? How far will bumblebees fly to find food?

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Oct 25, 2017

6 Flower Shapes To Include In Your Flower Border For Bees

Flower Borders For Bees - creating a flower border in your garden that will be loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators

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Oct 25, 2017

Bee Garden Tips

Lovely tips for creating a bee garden. Links to lists of great bee plants, and more.

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Oct 23, 2017

Gardening For Bees In Small Spaces

Gardening In Small Spaces For Bees: it’s not always the amount of space you have, but what you do with it that counts.

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Oct 23, 2017

Do Bee Nest Boxes Work?

Do Bee Nest Boxes Work? What about bumblebee nest boxes? Will they attract bees?

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Oct 23, 2017

Honey Recipes

Honey Recipes: from delicious glazes and dressings to scrumptious cakes and honey butters - some classic recipes, and some with a twist!

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Oct 23, 2017

What Is Cactus Honey And Is It Made By Bees?

Cactus honey is another name for Agave Syrup or Agave Nectar, and is not made by bees

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Oct 22, 2017

How To Repel Or Remove Wasps Without Killing Them

How to Repel or Remove Wasps Without Killing Them: wasps around the bin, window, house, bbq, pool, door and more

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Oct 22, 2017

Wasp FAQS

Frequently asked questions about wasps

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Oct 21, 2017

World's Smallest Bee

What is the world's smallest bee, what is its length and where is it found? Here are two potential candidates: one from North America, and another from Australia.

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Sep 21, 2017

Conventional Farmers Rejecting Neonicotinoids - What Farmers Say

On this video, 2 conventional farmers share their thoughts on neonicotinoids, why they stopped using them and effect on productivity

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Sep 14, 2017

GloryBee: Inside The Hive With An Organic Beekeeper

GloryBee: Inside The Hive With An Organic Beekeeper - how an organic beekeeping business is helping bees and coffee farmers

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Sep 11, 2017

Ethical Dilemma: Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Test Insecticides

Ethical Dilemma: Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Test Insecticides? Does it serve the greater good?

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Sep 07, 2017

Why Sherlock Holmes Retired And Became A Beekeeper

Why Sherlock Holmes retired and became a beekeeper - and the relevant quote from Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective

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Aug 20, 2017

Do Bees Fly At Night? Can Bees See In The Dark? Which Bees Are Active At night?

Do Bees Fly At Night? Can Bees See In The Dark? Which Bees Are Active At night? A look at the research to answer these questions.

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Aug 15, 2017

Will The UK Lift The Restrictions On Neonicotinoids After Brexit?

Will The UK Lift The Restrictions On Neonicotinoids After Brexit?

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Aug 14, 2017

Large Scale Field Trial: Effects Of Neonic-Treated Crops On Bees

Large Scale Field Trial: Effects Of Neonic-Treated Crops On Bees across 3 countries: UK, Hungary and Germany

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Jul 22, 2017

20 Simple Gardening Tips To Help Bees

20 Simple Gardening Tips To Help Bees: easy ways to attract bees and pollinators to your garden

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Jul 15, 2017

15 Flowering Shrubs For Bees

15 Flowering Shrubs For Bees: wonderful tried and tested flowering shrubs loved by bees and other pollinators

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