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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.
The non-native Asian hornet, Vespa velutina has been seen in 2016 and 2017. Description and where to report it.
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?
Why Sherlock Holmes retired and became a beekeeper - and the relevant quote from Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective
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.
Will The UK Lift The Restrictions On Neonicotinoids After Brexit?
Large Scale Field Trial: Effects Of Neonic-Treated Crops On Bees across 3 countries: UK, Hungary and Germany
20 Simple Gardening Tips To Help Bees: easy ways to attract bees and pollinators to your garden
15 Flowering Shrubs For Bees: wonderful tried and tested flowering shrubs loved by bees and other pollinators
How To Rescue A Bee From A Spider's Web: help a bee escape without causing damage to wings and legs
How helpful are bumblebees for pollination? A look at how these bees are ideally adapted for pollinating plants
Planting wildflowers and natives will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Lists of wildflowers to plant in your garden, and links to resources
Herb planting for bees: a list of herbs loved by bees, butterflies and other pollinators.
Honey For Cold Sores: Given that honey has been used in wound healing and burn treatment, can hooney be used for herpes?
Neonicotinoids And Bees: Information and resrouces concerning the impact of neonicotinoids on bees and other non-target insects.
UK Major Land Owners Can Help Bees - they include government and conservation organisations
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?
Honey For Burns - a look at a review of 26 clinical papers examining the use of honey to treat over 3000 patients with burns
30 Fantastic Garden Flowers For Bees - recommendations for the perfect bee garden
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
Why dandelions are beneficial for a wide range of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hover flies.
Which Roses Do Bees Like? Bees typically like the beautiful open flowers of wild roses and rosa rugosa (commonly called beach rose)
Kale flowers: brassicas are often neglected as a source of food for pollinators. Bees love kale flowers, so let some plants go to flower!
Ceanothus - A Wonderful Flowering Shrub For Bees: the beautfiul blue flowers provide spring food for bees.
Bombus Hypnorum: The Tree Bumblebee - Information, and videos of nests in compost heaps and bird boxes
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