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Air pollution is a major threat to honey bees

28-Aug-20 – EnvironmentJournal

https://environmentjournal.online/articles/air-pollution-is-a-major-threat-to-honey-bees/

Bad news for bees: Killer hornets set to invade Britain

25-Aug-20 – Metro

New honey from Prince Charles' own bees on his country estate is already creating a buzz

21-Aug-20 – The Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8652369/New-honey-Prince-Charles-bees-country-estate-costs-25-350g-jar.html

Grants to help farmers create new wildflower havens

21-Aug-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/grants-to-help-farmers-create-new-wildflower-havens_56371.html

British apiarists knew it all along: honey is the bee's knees

21-Aug-20 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/21/british-apiarists-knew-it-all-along-honey-is-the-bees-knees

Headlines Say Honey Is Better Than Antibiotics For Coughs And Colds: Is This True?

20-Aug-19 – PlantBasedNews

https://www.plantbasednews.org/lifestyle/honey-not-better-than-antibiotics-coughs-colds

A soapy solution to pollination problems

19-Aug-20 – TheBoar

How Is Vegan Honey Made?

18-Aug-20 – Allplants

https://allplants.com/blog/lifestyle/how-is-vegan-honey-made

Air pollution making honey bees sick

11-Aug-20 – The Ecologist

https://theecologist.org/2020/aug/11/air-pollution-making-honey-bees-sick

France to ease pesticide ban for sugar beet to curb crop losses

06-Aug-20 – Reuters

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-france-sugar-pesticides/france-to-ease-pesticide-ban-for-sugar-beet-to-curb-crop-losses-idUKKCN2521OO

‘Plan bee’ for cities: new report sows seeds for insect-friendly urban areas

03-Aug-20 – PositiveNews

In Social Insects, Researchers Find Hints for Controlling Disease

22-Jul-20 – undark

Loss of bees causes shortage of key food crops, study finds

29-Jul-20 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/29/bees-food-crops-shortage-study

Pesticides and bees: evidence on mortality rates reviewed

28-Jul-20 – Wired-Gov

https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Pesticides+and+bees+evidence+on+mortality+rates+reviewed+28072020164300?open

Plant-Based Alternatives to Honey

26-Jul-20 – England Naturally

Council mows down wildflower meadow

20-Jul-20 – Brighton and Hove News

Pesticide use must be reduced in the UK, demands new report

15-Jul-20 – BirdGuides

https://www.birdguides.com/news/pesticide-use-must-be-reduced-in-the-uk-demands-new-report/

Scientists figure out how bees reproduce without having sex

13-Jul-20 – Metro

A newly completed B-Lines network for England is being launched this week by conservation charity Buglife

13-Jul-20 – MyGreenPod

https://www.mygreenpod.com/articles/new-routes-for-bees/

Campaign champions farmers' work in boosting bees

13-Jul-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/campaign-champions-farmers-work-in-boosting-bees_56081.html

EU 'failed to protect bees and pollinators', report finds

10-Jul-20 – EUObserver

https://euobserver.com/environment/148900

Fine words, but insufficient action – Audit judges EU’s efforts to halt insectinction as failing

09-Jul-20 – BugLife

EU has failed to halt decline of bees and butterflies, auditors say

09-Jul-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-pollinators/eu-has-failed-to-halt-decline-of-bees-and-butterflies-auditors-say-idUKKBN24A188

Campaign to help farmers boost bees raises £75,000

08-Jul-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/campaign-to-help-farmers-boost-bees-raises-75-000_56046.html

Why are killer bees so angry? Study finds insects' aggression comes from genetics of European insects which mixed with African honey bees

06-Jul-20 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8495897/Study-finds-killer-bees-aggression-comes-genetics-European-insects.html

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 160,000 bees found living in 15-foot long honeycomb in chimney

21-Jun-20 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/central/2020-06-21/160-000-bees-found-living-in-15-foot-long-honeycomb-in-chimney/

 TV presenter Iolo Williams backs Scottish bee campaign

17-Jun-20 – The National Scot

https://www.thenational.scot/news/18521625.tv-presenter-iolo-williams-backs-scottish-bee-campaign/

 A Bee C: Scientists translate honeybee queen duets

16-Jun-20 – BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53029218

 Scottish heather honey which is set to ‘rival manuka’ awarded UK’s first BSI Kitemark for Food Assurance

15-Jun-20 – The Scotsman

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 Pesticide threat from Brexit trade deals

09-Jun-20 – The Ecologist

https://theecologist.org/2020/jun/09/pesticide-threat-brexit-trade-deals

 Invasion of the killer queens! Now, as new nests are discovered in Britain, experts are fighting back

04-Jun-20 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8385867/Asian-hornets-eat-50-honey-bees-daily-Experts-fighting-nests-Britain.html

 NFU tells EU judges neonics ban was 'not lawful'

04-Jun-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/nfu-tells-eu-judges-neonics-ban-was-not-lawful-_55793.html

 What Are the Best Plants for City Bees?

04-Jun-20 – Environmental Technology

https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/environmental-laboratory/7/breaking-news/what-are-the-best-plants-for-city-bees/52206

 ‘Groomer’ honeybees remove parasites and build colony immunity

02-Jun-20 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8380555/Groomer-honeybees-responsible-cleaning-nestmates-ward-pests.html

Bee disease confirmed in Perthshire - American Foulbrood found near Blairgowrie

28-May-20 – Gov.Scot
https://www.gov.scot/news/bee-disease-confirmed-in-perthshire-1/

 Watch a 'Murder Hornet' Destroy an Entire Honeybee Hive

22-May-20 – Vice
https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/wxq8ab/watch-a-murder-hornet-destroy-an-entire-honeybee-hive

 Bumblebees' 'clever trick' fools plants into flowering

21-May-20 – BBC
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52759804

 Nealta – a new acaricide from BASF

21-May-20 – Agronomist Arable Farmer
http://www.aafarmer.co.uk/news/nealta-a-new-acaricide-from-basf.html

 IKEA launches incredible Bee house project!

20-May-20 – Birmingham Updates
https://www.birminghamupdates.com/ikea-launches-incredible-bee-house-project/

 The Duchess of Cornwall is new President of Bees for Development

20-May-20 – Bees for Development
http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/our-work/news/The-Duchess-of-Cornwall-is-new-President-of-Bees-for-Development

 8-Year-Old Girl Covers Herself In Bees To Raise Awareness

20-May-20 – MSN
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/video/news/8-year-old-girl-covers-herself-in-bees-to-raise-awareness/vi-BB14lS8b

 Moths do the pollinator night shift – and they work harder than daytime insects

19-May-20 – The Conversation
https://theconversation.com/moths-do-the-pollinator-night-shift-and-they-work-harder-than-daytime-insects-138472