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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

Asian Hornets video from the BBC:

 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

Murder Hornets Are Another Thing We Have To Worry About

19-May-20 – YouTube

Bees have been thriving during lockdown, the UK's biggest bee farm has found

18-May-20 – CountryLiving

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a32568839/bees-thriving-lockdown/

EU to halve pesticides by 2030 to protect bees, biodiversity: draft

14-May-20 – Reuters

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-pesticides/eu-to-halve-pesticides-by-2030-to-protect-bees-biodiversity-draft-idUKKBN22Q25N

The Rare, Skin-Healing “Super Honey” You’ve Never Heard Of

08-May-20 – Refinery29

https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/kanuka-honey-skin-benefits

Bug experts dismiss worry about US ‘murder hornets’ as hype

07-May-20 – AP News

https://apnews.com/c933cbc6963d8a99d7c894c89432dc10

The Bee Whisperers of Slovenia Have a Plan to Save Colonies From Climate Change

06-May-20 – Time

https://time.com/5815141/slovenia-bees-climate-change/

Alarm over deaths of bees from rapidly spreading viral disease

01-May-20 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/may/01/alarm-over-deaths-of-bees-from-rapidly-spreading-viral-disease

GENERAL:

 A Couple of recently published Papers:

 Honey bee virus causes context-dependent changes in host social behavior

https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/04/21/2002268117

 Interactions Between Thiamethoxam and Deformed Wing Virus Can Drastically Impair Flight ...

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2020.00766/pdf&ct=ga&cd=CAEYBioTNTA4MjM0MTg1MzI4MDIyNDIzNjIeMGIyZmFlNmMwZTcwYTFkZTpjby51azplbjpHQjpS&usg=AFQjCNF97Aig7NolsPcoSgeKX-o7EdswLw

 Virus-infected honey bees more likely to gain entrance to healthy hives

https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/808197?fbclid=IwAR3Ez5HIru9ULZxOr7zbV0fKn-QUqlzcXhyq6KPvfGeibcGJeKVAsNSI12E

LINKS to news items:

 Give your lawn a monthly ‘Mohican’ mow to boost wildlife, experts urge

01-May-20 – Express and Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020/04/30/give-your-lawn-a-monthly-mohican-mow-to-boost-wildlife-experts-urge/

 Bees And Wildflowers Are Flourishing As Humans Stay Indoors Due To Coronavirus

30-Apr-20 – Secret Manchester

 New study reveals Scottish heather honey is a world-leading superfood set to ‘rival manuka’

28-Apr-20 – Scotsman

 Bees & Refugees Set to Cause a Buzz in Shepherd’s Bush.

28-Apr-20 – Local paper

https://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/#!pages/shared:common:hfbeesrefugees001

 Land-dwelling insects drop in population but freshwater bugs doing better

23-Apr-20 – Reuters

https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-science-insects/land-dwelling-insects-drop-in-population-but-freshwater-bugs-doing-better-idUKKCN2253FT

 Meet the refugees creating a buzz in the UK during the pandemic

23-Apr-20 – Positive.News

 Thinking outside the bee box

22-Apr-20 – OpenAccessGovernment.org

 Scientists produce wound dressings from manuka honey

21-Apr-20 – BioMarketInsights

 With bees on decline, mechanical pollination may be solution

20-Apr-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-earth-day-israel-machinepollination/with-bees-on-decline-mechanical-pollination-may-be-solution-idUKKBN22210C