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Jan 16, 2020

Do Honey Bees Forage In Cool Temperatures?

Honey bees can forage in cool temperatures. Some sources state a temperature as low as 55°F (12.5°C) but I have seen them foraging in lower temperatures.

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Jan 14, 2020

Is It Bees, Bee’s Or Bees’?

Is It Bees, Bee’s Or Bees’? Here's an explanation of when to use the apostrophe and where to place it, with examples.

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Dec 09, 2019

Bees Love Holly Flowers

Bees Love Holly Flowers; The flowers of holly (Ilex) may be small and inconspicious, but they provide lots of nectar for different bee species.

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Dec 05, 2019

Honey Bees Have Hairy Eyes

Honey bees have hairy eyes. Read about how eye hair prevents flower pollen becoming stuck directly to the bee's eyes whilst foraging.

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Nov 29, 2019

Wildflowers for Bees And Pollinators: Thistles

Bees love thistles, so if you want to photograph bees and pollinators, find a patch of thistles growing on a grassy verge or brownfield site on a sunny day.

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Nov 25, 2019

White Bryony Is Attractive To Bees

The small whitish-green flowers of the wild vine, white bryony are attractive to bees, including honey bees, bumble bees and various solitary species.

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Nov 24, 2019

Toxic Honey ("Mad Honey")

The earliest form of chemical warfare may date back to Turkey, 65 BC. Surprisingly, honey bees played a role, producing toxic honey, also known as ‘mad honey’.

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Nov 21, 2019

Bees and Butterflies Love Verbena bonariensis (Purple top)

Also known as South American Vervain, apart from attracting bees and butterflies, Verbena bonariensis is easy to grow and relatively free of diseases.

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Nov 20, 2019

Types Of Honey: Cut Comb, Mono-floral, Honeydew - What Are You Buying?

Types Of Honey: Most honey sold is blossom honey, and is obtained either from a variety of flowers, although there are exceptions, such as aphid honeydew honey.

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Nov 18, 2019

Are Bees And Wasps Related?

Yes, bees and wasps are related. Bees evolved from wasps. Both belong to the insect order Hymenoptera, and also to the suborder Apocrita. The suborder Apocrita.

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Nov 14, 2019

Wildflowers For Bees And Pollinators: Hemp Agrimony

If I were asked to list my top wildflowers for bees and pollinators, hemp agrimony would be on my list. This pretty plant can also be grown in the garden.

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Nov 13, 2019

Buddleia For Bees And Butterflies

Commonly known as the 'butterfly bush', buddleia (or buddleja) are also popular shrubs with bees as well as butterflies. Moths also visit this hardy bush.

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Nov 12, 2019

Plant Hollyhocks For Bees

As bumble bees reach inside hollyhock flowers to get the nectar, their furry coats get covered in pollen. These lovely cottage garden flowers are easy to grow.

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Oct 25, 2019

Bee pollination outperforms pesticides - according to new study

This is a summary of the recently published paper by Catarino et al: Bee pollination outperforms pesticides for oilseed crop production and profitability.

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Oct 24, 2019

Impacts of honeybee density on crop yields: a meta-analysis

This is a summary of a research paper: Impacts of honeybee density on crop yield: A meta-analysis, by Rollin and Garibaldi.

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Oct 24, 2019

BirdLife International: Decline Of Europe's Farmland Birds

Monitoring schemes highlight declines in Europe’s farmland birds.

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Oct 21, 2019

Tips For Feeding The Birds In Winter - And How Bees Help

Winter bird feeding tips, and how how bees and pollinators help provide food for hungry birds in Winter months

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Oct 14, 2019

Brilliant Bees Puzzle Book

This puzzle book provides children with a fun way to learn about honey, bumble, mason, leafcutter, yellow-face, wool carder, plasterer, squash bees and more.

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Oct 12, 2019

Nomada panzeri - Panzer's Nomad Bee

Nomada panzeri - Panzer's Nomad Bee - a cleptoparasitic bee species more commonly associated with wooded areas than other Nomada bee species.

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Oct 07, 2019

Bee With A Broken Leg

Bee with a broken leg: can I nurse a bee back to health if it has a broken leg?

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Oct 07, 2019

Bees Love Japanese Anemones - A Lovely Autumn Flowering Plant For Bees

Japanese anemones provide lots of pollen for bees during Autumn. Honey bees, bumble bee species and hoverflies are especially keen.

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Oct 02, 2019

Honey Bee Declines - Why Should We Be Concerned About Honey Bees?

Honey bees are not in danger of extinction, but they highlight environmental factors that are likely to affect wild species with more devastating effects.

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Oct 01, 2019

Bloomed Furrow Bee - Lasioglossum albipes

Bloomed Furrow Bee - Lasioglossum albipes - Photographs, habitat, nesting and foraging habits. The name Lasioglossum means 'hairy tongue' in Greek.

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Sep 30, 2019

Plant Rudbeckia For Bees And Butterflies

Rudbeckia are one of the coneflowers. It's no surprise that with their lovely open, sunny faces, they are attractive to bees and butterflies alike.

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Sep 27, 2019

UNAF: French Beekeepers' 25 Year Fight Against Systemic Insecticides

National Union Of French Beekeepers and their 25 year fight against systemic insecticides.

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Sep 26, 2019

A Little Hope For The Rusty Patched Bumble Bee?

Following court pressure, the Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to propose critical habitat for this once common but now seriously threatened bumble bee species.

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Sep 26, 2019

Honey Bees Can Detect Illness In Humans

Honey bees can be trained to sniff out and detect illnesses in humans, tuberculosis, such as lung cancer, skin cancer and diabetes with amazing accuracy!

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Sep 23, 2019

Bees Carrying Pollen

Bees Carrying Pollen: images illustrating different methods used by various species for pollen collecting and carrying.

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Sep 20, 2019

Which Dahlias Do Bees Like?

Which Dahlias Do Bees Like? These lovely plants offer a variety of gorgeous blooms that are popular with bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

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Sep 17, 2019

Everyone Knows Bees Like Sunflowers

Bees Like Sunflowers - and so do birds. Note how the wonderful flowers heads of these childhood favourites follow the path of the sun during the daytime.

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Sep 16, 2019

Bees Can Detect Bombs

Bees Can Detect Bombs: Weall know about the use of sniffer dogs to detect drugs and explosives. Did you know honey bees can be trained to do the same thing?

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Sep 13, 2019

Bees In Schools

Bees In Schools: how one school is using a number of superb initiatives to teach children and create a very positive school learning experience.

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Sep 12, 2019

Bees And Bee Balm

Bees And Bee Balm (Monarda) - also known as 'Bergamot) is a herbaceous perennial which is attractive for bees.

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Sep 11, 2019

The Structure Of A Social Wasp Nest

The Structure Of A Social Wasp Nest: Wasp nests are an architectural masterpiece. Here are images of a wasp nest and description of how its made.

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Sep 09, 2019

Plant Echinacea (Coneflower) For Bees

Echinacea (Coneflower) is a fabulous perennial loved by bees and butterflies. They provide food for bees when many bumble bee colonies are at their peak.

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Sep 08, 2019

Buffish Mining Bee - Andrena nigroaenea

Buffish Mining Bee - Andrena nigroaenea - photographs, habitat, foraging preferences, parasites.

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Sep 06, 2019

Feed The Bees With Ice Plant

Feed The Bees With Ice Plant - also known as Sedum spectabile, Hylotelephium spectabile, these succulent perennials are attractve to bees and butterflies.

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Sep 05, 2019

Bees And Pollinators Love Sneezeweed

Bees And Pollinators Love Sneezeweed - Bringing a wonderful splash of golden orange, copper and yellow to the flower border bees and love this cheerful flower.

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Sep 04, 2019

What Is The Origin Of The Phrase 'The Bee's Knees'?

What Is The Origin Of The Phrase 'The Bee's Knees'? Different historical explanations, from Shakespeare to the Charleston dancer, Bee Jackson and more.

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Sep 03, 2019

Bee's Knees Cocktail Recipe

Bee's Knees Cocktail recipe - How to make it, and the origin of this famous, zingy and refreshing drink which combines honey, lemon juice and gin.

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Sep 02, 2019

Bees Love Lavender

Bees Love Lavender: a favourite herb, especially with bumble bees. Here's a list of some of the lavender varieties you could include in your garden for bees.

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Aug 25, 2019

Bees And Pollution: Air Pollution Impairs Foraging

Bees And Pollution: Air Pollution Impairs Foraging - study shows that moderate levels of atmospheric pollutants can harm insect ability to detect floral scents.

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Aug 22, 2019

Wool Carder Bee

About the amazing Wool Carder Bee, Anthidium manicatum

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Aug 19, 2019

Bees Love Zinnia

Bees Love Zinnia. These beautiful flowers available in a variety of gorgeous jewel shades are a magnet for bees and other pollinators.

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Aug 18, 2019

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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Aug 17, 2019

Gooden's Nomad Bee - Nomada goodeniana

Gooden's Nomad Bee - Nomada goodeniana - a wasp-like cleptoparasite bee: photographs, habitat, foraging preferences,

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Aug 17, 2019

Types Of Honey Bee Hives

Brief overview of different types of honey bee hives, links to tips for buying (new or second hand), free downloads of plans to enable you to build your own.

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Aug 16, 2019

Bees Poem

Looking for a bees poem? Or have you written a poem about bees? Read poems and add your own if you wish

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Aug 14, 2019

Can Bees See Red? Do Bees Visit Red Flowers?

Although bees do not distinguish shades of red, they can, however see ultraviolet markings in flowers which act as guides leading the bee into the flower.

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