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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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Jul 13, 2017

How To Rescue A Bee From A Spider's Web

How To Rescue A Bee From A Spider's Web: help a bee escape without causing damage to wings and legs

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Jul 11, 2017

Bumblebees for Pollination: Why Are Bumblebees Excellent Pollinators?

How helpful are bumblebees for pollination? A look at how these bees are ideally adapted for pollinating plants

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Jul 10, 2017

Wildflowers And Natives for Bees and Pollinators

Planting wildflowers and natives will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Lists of wildflowers to plant in your garden, and links to resources

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Jul 10, 2017

Herb Planting For Bees

Herb planting for bees: a list of herbs loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

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Jul 09, 2017

Honey For Cold Sores (Herpes)

Honey For Cold Sores: Given that honey has been used in wound healing and burn treatment, can hooney be used for herpes?

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Jul 04, 2017

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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Jul 03, 2017

UK Major Land Owners Can Help Bees

UK Major Land Owners Can Help Bees - they include government and conservation organisations

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Jul 03, 2017

Honey And Ancient Medicine

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?

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Jun 26, 2017

Honey For Burns - Is there clinical evidence to support its use?

Honey For Burns - a look at a review of 26 clinical papers examining the use of honey to treat over 3000 patients with burns

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Jun 22, 2017

30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees

30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees - recommendations for the perfect bee garden

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Jun 20, 2017

Notes On Flowers Loved By Bees

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

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Jun 17, 2017

Bees And Other Pollinators Love Dandelions

Why dandelions are beneficial for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hover flies.

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Jun 17, 2017

Which Roses Do Bees Like?

Which Roses Do Bees Like? Bees typically like the beautiful open flowers of wild roses and rosa rugosa (commonly called beach rose)

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Jun 16, 2017

Kale Flowers - bees love them!

Kale flowers: brassicas are often neglected as a source of food for pollinators. Bees love kale flowers, so let some plants go to flower!

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Jun 15, 2017

Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees

Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees: the beautfiul blue flowers provide spring food for bees.

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Jun 14, 2017

Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee

Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee - Information, and videos of nests in compost heaps and bird boxes

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Jun 13, 2017

Bird’s Foot Trefoil: Wildflower Beneficial For Bees

Bird’s Foot Trefoil a wildflower beneficial for bees: a rich source of nectar and pollen for bees

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Jun 13, 2017

Bee Nest In Bird Box

Bee Nest In Bird Box: Do you have bees (bumblebees) nesting in a bird house? Advice and information.

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Jun 12, 2017

Bees And Brambles

Bees and brambles: also known as blackberry bush, research shows each bramble flower secretes lots of nectar for bees!

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