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Veterinary practice manager who quit to become a professional honey farmer says her seven-year-old daughter is her beekeeping apprentice

23-Aug-21 – Veterinarian Daily News

National Honey Bee Day: These foods could disappear if pollinator populations continue to dwindle

21-Aug-21 – ABC News

https://abcnews.go.com/US/national-honey-bee-day-foods-disappear-pollinator-populations/story?id=79545939

Asian hornet: Record number of queens found in Jersey

20-Aug-21 – BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-58281111

Stung by climate change: drought-weakened bee colonies shrink U.S. honey crop, threaten almonds

19-Aug-21 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/stung-by-climate-change-drought-weakened-bee-colonies-shrink-us-honey-crop-2021-08-19/

Glasgow uni spinout secures £1.3m funding to develop eco-friendly insecticides

18-Aug-21 – Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

https://glasgowchamberofcommerce.com/news/news/2021/august/18/glasgow-uni-spinout-secures-13m-funding-to-develop-eco-friendly-insecticides/

'Nature-inspired' insecticides receive fund boost

16-Aug-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/-nature-inspired-insecticides-receive-fund-boost_58768.html

Impact of pesticides on bees underestimated, finds study

06-Aug-21 – EndsReport

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1724178/impact-pesticides-bees-underestimated-finds-study

Study finds common insecticide harmful to bees in any amount

05-Aug-21 – FreshFruitPortal

Pesticides: interactions between agrochemicals increase their harm to bees

04-Aug-21 – TheConversation

https://pharmaceutical.industriesnews.net/news/270579898/pesticides-interactions-between-agrochemicals-increase-their-harm-to-bees

Why Animals Recognize Numbers but Only Humans Can Do Math

30-Jul-21 – TheConversation

https://theconversation.com/why-animals-recognise-numbers-but-only-humans-can-do-maths-165121

Bee scaffolding and bio heaters: New research reveals hidden beehive behaviours

27-Jul-21 –Science Focus
https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/new-bee-behaviour/

The insect apocalypse: ‘Our world will grind to a halt without them’

25-Jul-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/the-insect-apocalypse-our-world-will-grind-to-a-halt-without-them

‘Honeybees are voracious’: is it time to put the brakes on the boom in beekeeping?

24-Jul-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/24/this-only-saves-honeybees-the-trouble-with-britains-beekeeping-boom-aoe

City’s first bee bus shelter opens in Hove

21-Jul-21 – Brighto and Hove News

Three Entrepreneurs in Botswana, Zambia, and Malawi Beat over 1,000 Applicants to Win Prestigious SEED Award

13-Jul-21 – Zawya

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/Three_Entrepreneurs_in_Botswana_Zambia_and_Malawi_Beat_over_1000_Applicants_to_Win_Prestigious_SEED_Award-AFPR1307202127480/

Game, set and match? Wimbledon's iconic strawberries and cream under threat unless urgent action taken, experts warn

03-Jul-21 – EssexLive

https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/game-set-match-wimbledons-iconic-5604964

Sinn Féin councillor slams ‘petty politics’ delaying proposal ‘due to the wording North of Ireland’

02-Jul-21 – Armagi

https://www.armaghi.com/news/craigavon-news/sinn-fein-councillor-slams-petty-politics-delaying-proposal-due-to-the-wording-north-of-ireland/138194

Pesticide antidote might help struggling bees

01-Jul-21 – The Naked Scientists

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/podcasts/short/pesticide-antidote-might-help-struggling-bees

Beeflow raises $8.3 million to save the bees AND put them to work

29-Jun-21 – TechCrunch

Meet the robot pollinators replacing the bees

23-Jun-21 – EngineerLive

https://www.engineerlive.com/content/meet-robot-pollinators-replacing-bees

Duchess of Cambridge reveals she's a beekeeper by bringing schoolchildren pot of her own honey

22-Jun-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/2021-06-22/duchess-of-cambridge-reveals-shes-a-beekeeper-by-bringing-schoolchildren-pot-of-her-own-honey

Photographer Discovers a Pair of Sleepy Bees Snoozing in the Middle of a Flower

16-Jun-21 –

Busy bees welcome at Horsted Green Park

16-Jun-21 – Wealden District Council

https://www.wealden.gov.uk/news/busy-bees-welcome-at-horsted-green-park/

Environment Bill: Protection for pollinators amendment welcomed by conservationists

16-Jun-21 – Ends Report

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1719411/environment-bill-protection-pollinators-amendment-welcomed-conservationists

UK-Australia trade deal: Why environmentalists are worried about bee-killing pesticides and carbon emissions

15-Hun-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/australia-trade-deal-uk-environment-b1866208.html

Warning over lower pesticide standards as UK eyes Pacific free trade deal

09-Jun-21 – Times

https://www.times-series.co.uk/news/national/19358786.warning-lower-pesticide-standards-uk-eyes-pacific-free-trade-deal/

Killer Asian hornets reach record levels in UK

08-Jun-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-killer-asian-hornets-warning-b1861547.html

Viral TikTok beekeeper sparks outrage over lack of safety equipment

04-Jun-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/viral-tiktok-sparks-outrage-beekeeper-b1860002.html

Poots launches initiatives to protect pollinators | Newry Times

03-Jun-21 – Newry Times

Love wasps as much as bees - their venom can treat cancer - say scientists

01-Jun-21 – KentLive

https://www.kentlive.news/news/uk-world-news/love-wasps-much-bees-venom-5477344

Libyan patients turn to bee stings for pain relief

31-May-21 – Reuters
https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVEFARO17

Bus stops for bees? How Leicester is boosting biodiversity 31-May-21 – ITV
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2021-05-31/bus-stops-for-bees-how-leicester-is-boosting-biodiversity-butterflies-leicester-city-council-leicester-climate

Jersey bee population under increased threat from Asian hornets

27-May-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2021-05-27/jersey-bee-population-under-increased-threat-from-asian-hornets

Bee disease confirmed in Perthshire

24-May-21 – Scottish Gov

https://www.gov.scot/news/bee-disease-confirmed-in-perthshire-2/

Bee-killing pesticide treatment for fish farms backed by Scottish Government

21-May-21 – The Ferret

Manuka Honey - A honey trap

19-May-21 – Scottish Legal

https://www.scottishlegal.com/article/and-finally-honey-trap

Previously unseen Einstein letter reveals interest in navigation of migratory birds and bees

14-May-21 – Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/einstein-letter-birds-bees-physics-b1847127.html

Move over sniffer dogs: Bees could be trained to smell the coronavirus

12-May-21 – Chem Div

European Commission was right to ban dangerous pesticides

07-May-21 – Environment Journal

Bees in the Netherlands trained to detect COVID-19 infections

06-May-21 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/oddly-enough/bees-netherlands-trained-detect-covid-19-infections-2021-05-06/

EU top court upholds ban on Bayer pesticides linked to harming bees

06-May-21 - Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/eu-top-court-upholds-eu-ban-bayer-pesticides-linked-harming-bees-2021-05-06/

Thousands of bees die after vandals attack hive in Southampton

05-May-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-05-05/thousands-of-bees-die-after-vandals-attack-hive-in-southampton

Wasps 'could be just as valuable as bees if we give them the chance'

29-Apr-21 – Sky News

https://news.sky.com/story/wasps-could-be-just-as-valuable-as-bees-if-we-give-them-the-chance-12289887

How to deal with hayfever, and take care of your wellbeing

29-Apr-21 – Happiful

https://happiful.com/how-to-deal-with-hayfever-and-take-care-of-your-wellbeing/

What went right this week: Dutch bees buzz back, and more positive news

29-Apr-21 – Positive News

Let the lawn go wild this month and allow wildflowers to bloom, gardeners told

30-Apr-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/mow-may-garden-lawn-wildflowers-b1840411.html

Wasps: why I love them, and why you should too

30-Apr-21 – Reaction Life

Chris Packham: Wildlife corridor project all about 'empowerment'

20-Apr-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-04-20/chris-packham-wildlife-corridor-project-all-about-empowerment

Traps in place to capture Asian hornet queens in Guernsey

19-Apr-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2021-04-19/traps-in-place-to-capture-asian-hornet-queens-in-guernsey

Create a buzz about climate change in your school

19-Apr-21 – tes

https://www.tes.com/news/world-bee-day-environment-create-buzz-around-climate-change-your-school

M&S faces backlash over plan to release 30m honeybees

16-Apr-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/16/marks-spencer-honeybee-project-threat-biodiversity-conservationists-aoe

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

14-Apr-21 – Science Daily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/04/210414100131.htm

York bee innovator causes a buzz around the world

13-Apr-21 – TopicUK

https://topicuk.co.uk/york-bee-innovator-causes-a-buzz-around-the-world/

Buzz for beehives in New York City

12-Apr-21 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/idOVE883JHJ

Wild in the city: Bee flies are fluffy, but not so cute

12-Apr-21 – Evening Standard

https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/bee-flies-bumblebees-nature-wildlife-london-city-b929246.html

M&S to introduce 30 million bees on farms

12-Apr-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/m-s-to-introduce-30-million-bees-on-farms_57974.html

Bees bounce back after Australia’s black summer: ‘Any life is good life’

10-Apr-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/11/bees-bounce-back-after-australias-black-summer-any-life-is-good-life

Bloom a Kiss, Save the Bees: Guerlain launches bee conservation social media campaign

09-Apr-21 – The Moodie Davitt Report

New parasitic wasp species discovered in Norway

07-Apr-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/new-species-parasitic-wasp-norway-b1827878.html

Toxic impact of pesticides on bees has doubled, study shows

01-Apr-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/01/toxic-impact-of-pesticides-on-bees-has-doubled-study-shows