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 They survived fire and toxic fumes. So what happened next to Notre Dame's bees?

31-Jan-20 – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/31/they-survived-fire-and-lead-poisoning-so-what-happened-next-to-notre-dames-bees-aoe?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX1RoZVVwc2lkZS0yMDAxMzE%3D&utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=TheUpside&CMP=upside_email

 Bacteria Engineered To Protect Bees From Pests And Pathogens

30-Jan-20 – Science Magazine
https://scienmag.com/bacteria-engineered-to-protect-bees-from-pests-and-pathogens/

 Police condemn 'cruel' attack after 10,000 rare bees killed at Wisbech Castle

30-Jan-20 - ITV
https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-01-30/police-condemn-cruel-attack-after-10-000-rare-bees-killed-at-wisbech-castle/

 Dance of the honey bee reveals fondness for strawberries

27-Jan-20 – Inside Ecology
https://insideecology.com/2020/01/27/dance-of-the-honey-bee-reveals-fondness-for-strawberries/

 Rare bee species survive Australian bushfires

21-Jan-20 – Reuters - Video
https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idRCV007QFN

 Queen bees more likely to be executed by their workers if they mate with multiple males, research shows

19-Jan-20 – The Telegraph
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/01/19/queen-bees-likely-executed-workers-mate-multiple-males-research/

 Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure of Western Honey Bees

16-Jan-20 – Nature.com
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-56948-0

 In quake-hit Puerto Rico even the bees are fleeing their homes

15-Jan-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-puertorico-quake-bees/in-quake-hit-puerto-rico-even-the-bees-are-fleeing-their-homes-idUKKBN1ZE1AM

 EU Commission bans Bayer pesticide linked to harming bees

13-Jan-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-bayer-pesticide/eu-commission-bans-bayer-pesticide-linked-to-harming-bees-idUKKBN1ZC13O?il=0

 Finding out the right way to do math, one bee at a time – schooling

11-Jan-20 – Bulletin99
https://bulletin99.com/2020/01/11/finding-out-the-right-way-to-do-math-one-bee-at-a-time-schooling/

 'Like sending bees to war': the deadly truth behind your almond milk obsession

08-Jan-20 – The Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/07/honeybees-deaths-almonds-hives-aoe#maincontent

 It’s growing back to nature with garden trends in 2020, experts say

30-Dec-19 - ITV
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-12-30/its-growing-back-to-nature-with-garden-trends-in-2020-experts-say/

 Chromatography Analyses the Health Benefits of Bee Pollen 29-Dec-19 – Chromatography Today
https://www.chromatographytoday.com/news/lc-ms/48/breaking-news/chromatography-analyses-the-health-benefits-of-bee-pollen/51017

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Asian Giant Hornet Invasion Threatens Honey Bees in Pacific Northwest (USA)

24-Dec-19 – The Trends 24

https://thetrends24.com/2019/12/24/asian-giant-hornet-invasion-threatens-honey-bees-in-pacific-northwest/

UK insects struggling to find a home make a bee-line for foreign plants

17-Dec-19 – Inside Ecology

Rinse and repeat: Midwinter mite treatment is no substitute for a properly applied late summer treatment that protects your all important winter bees

13-Dec-19 – The Apiarist

Study sheds light on UK’s ‘overlooked’ bee species

12-Dec-19 – Inside Ecology

How bees could help lower your blood pressure: Mouthwash made from substance used to waterproof hives could help combat hypertension

10-Dec-19 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7773601/How-bees-help-lower-blood-pressure.html

'Bald patches in beds and lawns are good for garden wildlife,' says the RHS

10-Dec-19 – House Beautiful

https://www.housebeautiful.com/uk/garden/a30165871/bald-patches-garden-wildlife/

Honey's ancient healing powers given modern twist to fight infection

04-Dec-19 – The Irish News

https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/science/2019/12/04/news/honey-s-ancient-healing-powers-given-modern-twist-to-fight-infection-1781834/

Ancient medical remedy: using Manuka honey in surgery

04-Dec-19 – Health Europa

GENERAL:

Crowborough Horticultural Society

The Crowborough Horticultural Society are looking for someone to talk to them about bees on 23rd February 2021 at 7.30pm at the Crowborough Community Centre.  The subject could be anything you like in relation to bees as the topic is so important to any gardener.
Please contact me if you can help and would like more details.

Out-Apiary Offerred

We have a member offering to host two hives on his land in a protected garden area in the middle of two acres of wildflower meadows, just south of Dallington.  He can keep an eye on the hives but doesn't want to be ultimately responsible for them. He would also like to observe how they are kept by a skilled bee keeper.
Please contact me if you can help.

Honey Warming Cabinet

We have a member looking for someone willing to lend or hire out a Honey Warming Cabinet.
Please contact me if you can help.

Beeswax

We have a member looking to purchase about a kg of beeswax. They are in Groombridge and will collect.
Please contact me if you can help.

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Campaign launches to ban pesticides, transform agriculture and save bees, farmers and nature

26-Nov-19 – EU Today

https://eutoday.net/news/environment/2019/campaign-launches-to-ban-pesticides-transform-agriculture-and-save-bees-farmers-and-nature

Ohio University professor claims insect-like beings are living on Mars

19-Nov-19 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7703269/Ohio-University-professor-claims-insect-like-beings-living-Mars.html

Leaf blowers deadly to declining insects, Germans warned

16-Nov-19 – WicNews

Chilean honey shown to have beneficial health properties

15-Nov-19 – Speciality Food Magazine

https://www.specialityfoodmagazine.com/news/chilean-honey-shown-to-have-beneficial-health-properties

Strange case of man in Indonesia who can summon bees by meditating

15-Nov-19 – OneNewsPage - Video

https://www.onenewspage.com/video/20191115/12465519/Strange-case-of-man-in-Indonesia-who-can.htm

Call for end to routine pesticide use to avert insect catastrophe

13-Nov-19 – The Scotsman

https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/call-for-end-to-routine-pesticide-use-to-avert-insect-catastrophe-1-5044634

Huge deadly Asian Hornet nest in the Channel Islands has been discovered

04-Nov-19 – The Scotsman

https://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/huge-deadly-asian-hornet-nest-in-the-channel-islands-has-been-discovered-1-5038899