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

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

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