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Which bees dig in the ground, and how and why do they do it? It could be nest building, parasites, or hibernation!
Buzz The Necessity And Nature Of Bees - by Thor Hanson. This lovely natural history book contains much: from evolutionary biology to well-chosen literary quotes, personal anecdotes, mythology and our ancient relationship with bees
Brilliant Bees Puzzle Book - An introduction to the wonderful world of bees, with puzzles that teach children about bee lifecycles, where bees build their nests, flowers for bees and foods pollinated by these amazing insects, and more.
Did The UK Government Approve Sulfoxaflor Or Flupyradifurone? Despite the fact the EU has approved them, the UK (to date) has not.
We Need Joined Up Thinking From Councils To Protect Wildlife Habitats
No, bees do not have ears, however, they are able to pick up sounds, so in a sense they can ‘hear’ but not through the use of the ears.
Where Have All The Bees Gone? Reasons why bees may have suddenly stopped visiting your garden.
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
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?
5 Reasons To Add Wildflowers To Your Lawn Or Flower Border: helping bees, butterflies and other pollinators in your garden with wonderful wildflowers
Will Bees Protect My Tri-color Birch From Aphids? - Response to a query after bees seen around aphids on an ornamental tree
Creating A Racoon Proof Bumble Bee Nest - how one lady in Canada created a bumble bee nest box that was safe from persistent racoons!
Do Bees Visit Yellow Flowers? Examples of yellow flowering plants and shrubs visited by bees.
How to prevent bee stings and wasp stings, with further link to treatments, remedies and interesting facts about the risks.
Cuckoo Bumble Bees Of North America - their IUCN status. North America and Canada have 6 species of cuckoo bumble bee. Wich are endangered species?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A look at the rationale for writing bumble bee as two words rather than one (bumble bee instead of bumblebee).
Free Book About Bees - download Sladen's classic about bumblebees - or follow the link for a free book about beekeeping.
Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Study Them? How about observing to study them instead?
UK Government Could Back A Full Ban On Neonicotinoids Post Brexit, But Scottish Government Refuses To Back A Ban
The Drone Bee: a light-hearted look at the life of the male honey bee and its role in the colony
Tips for pollen stain removal - how to remove and how to prevent pollen stains
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?
Bee Pollen - before you believe any claims you read about its special superfood properties, just think about it!
FACTS about the nutritional content of bee pollen, and comparisons with every day foods.
Different types of bees: what's the difference between honey bees, bumblebees and solitary bees? Find out here!
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.
British Beekeepers Still Concerned About Neonicotinoids, Accdording To Survey Oct 2017
Where Do Bees Go In Winter? About winter activiity of honey bees, and overwintering or hibernation of bumble bees and solitary bees.
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?
Flower Borders For Bees - creating a flower border in your garden that will be loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators
Lovely tips for creating a bee garden. Links to lists of great bee plants, and more.
Gardening In Small Spaces For Bees: it’s not always the amount of space you have, but what you do with it that counts.
Do Bee Nest Boxes Work? What about bumblebee nest boxes? Will they attract bees?
Honey Recipes: from delicious glazes and dressings to scrumptious cakes and honey butters - some classic recipes, and some with a twist!
Cactus honey is another name for Agave Syrup or Agave Nectar, and is not made by bees
How to Repel or Remove Wasps Without Killing Them: wasps around the bin, window, house, bbq, pool, door and more
Frequently asked questions about wasps
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.
On this video, 2 conventional farmers share their thoughts on neonicotinoids, why they stopped using them and effect on productivity
GloryBee: Inside The Hive With An Organic Beekeeper - how an organic beekeeping business is helping bees and coffee farmers
Ethical Dilemma: Is It Okay To Kill Bees In Order To Test Insecticides? Does it serve the greater good?
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