2020 Links

In this section you will the very latest links to topical Bee matters that our Membership secretary gets sent and which he harvests via Google Alerts

“Massive bee” distracted Bottas at start of race

27-Sep-20 – RaceFans

New Bee-Friendly Solar Farm In California Begins Construction

24-Sep-20 – IntelligentLiving

EU's farm animals 'produce more emissions than cars and vans combined'

22-Sep-20 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/22/eu-farm-animals-produce-more-emissions-than-cars-and-vans-combined-greenpeace

Tour de France 2020: Lukas Pöstlberger abandons after being stung in the mouth by a bee

18-Sep-20 – Cycling Weekly

Winter bee production

11-Sep-20 – The Apiarist

Virus affecting sugar beet crops could be tackled with banned pesticides

10-Sep-20 – Evening Express

Using bees to cure cancer

08-Sep-20 – The Naked Scientists

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/using-bees-cure-cancer

'Making honey with porridge': The prisoners beekeeping behind bars

07-Sep-20 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2020-09-02/making-honey-with-porridge-the-prisoners-beekeeping-behind-bars

Bees could teach humans a thing or two about social distancing

03-Sep-20 – Wired

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/animals-coronavirus-social-distancing

Honeybee venom can kill aggressive breast cancer cells: study

01-Sep-20 – New York Post

https://nypost.com/2020/09/01/honeybee-venom-can-kill-aggressive-breast-cancer-cells-study/

Science Fact Fuels Campaign to Stamp Out ‘Pollinator-Friendly’ Fiction

31-Aug-20 – Business News Wales
https://businessnewswales.com/science-fact-fuels-campaign-to-stamp-out-pollinator-friendly-fiction/

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

LINKS to news items:

 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