Here is a list of pages and related bee conservation articles.
These articles cover broader themes around the conservation and study of bees, as well as halting bee decline, and threats to bee populations.
Some of these articles cover topics that might be considered a little controversial or challenging. Readers may agree or disagree, but it is at least worth reading the whole piece before reaching a conclusion!
Bee Decline – What Are The Causes?
There are several issues faced by bees and other pollinators. Each has a piece in the puzzle.
Which wildflowers provide the most nectar and pollen?
A look at a study examining the pollinator food reward of a variety of wildflowers.
Councils And Bee Habitats
Councils and land managers can play a major role in assisting pollinators. Here are some suggestions.
Is it okay to kill bees in order to test insecticides?
Conservationists call for better testing of insecticides, which inevitably means testing insecticides on bees.
During this process, some bees may die.
Is it okay to kill bees in order to study them?
An ethical debate.
Do Honey Bees Harm Wild Bees?
If we conservationists expect robust research from industry, we must provide it ourselves.
Is beekeeping always the best way to help bees?
A genuine response to a query to this website.
Why Honey Bees And Beekeepers Matter
This can sometimes be a controversial subject among conservationists, but this article sets out the reasons why honey bees are important.
Why Do Wild Bees Matter
Having a lower profile than honey bees, but nevertheless, vitally important pollinators.
Bumble Bees For Sale?
Is it wise to purchase commercially reared bumble bees?
Why farmers must have independent information
...about pest threat to crops!
A National Strategy For Pollinators
What should it include? Here are my ideas.
Neonicotinoids And Bees
A group of insecticides causing tremendous concern. An in-depth look at this subject exploring research, myths and falsehoods over a number of articles.
Children need to be inspired to love the natural environment and its inhabitants, if they are to care for it. This article provides links to free resources.
Did France ban neonicotinoids?
....well, not exactly, but sort of!
Global Wildlife AIDS and Neonicotinoids
An article by Dr Rosemary Mason and Palle Uhd Jepsen.
Should all insecticides be banned?
Potentially a controversial topic that may not be as simple as it first appears.
A few of my favourite books about bees, bee conservation and related subjects.
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