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

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

First Asian Hornet queen of 2020 captured in Guernsey

16-Apr-20 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2020-04-16/first-asian-hornet-queen-of-2020-captured-in-guernsey/

 BBC presenter Bill Turnbull's garden could pass as a national park!

16-Apr-20 – Hello Magazine

https://www.hellomagazine.com/homes/2020041688099/bill-turnbull-photo-beautiful-garden/

 Lockdown cripples migratory beekeepers

14-Apr-20 – Kashmir Reader

 Wildflowers boom after cuts to verge mowing

09-Apr-20 – Ecologist

https://theecologist.org/2020/apr/09/wildflowers-boom-after-cuts-verge-mowing

 Police appeal after pensioner’s beehives destroyed in suspected arson attack

08-Apr-20 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-04-08/police-appeal-after-pensioners-beehives-destroyed-in-suspected-arson-attack/

 Rare beetle rediscovered in Wales

07-Apr-20 – Countryfile

https://www.countryfile.com/news/rare-beetle-rediscovered-in-wales/

 Scientists' warning to humanity on insect extinctions

06-Apr-20 – Phys Org

https://phys.org/news/2020-04-scientists-humanity-insect-extinctions.html

 Thiacloprid use-up date announced

06-Apr-20 Horticulture Week

https://www.hortweek.com/thiacloprid-use-up-date-announced/ornamentals/article/1679401

 Efsa adds 150 substances to toxicity database

30-Mar-20 – Chemical Watch

https://chemicalwatch.com/103558/efsa-adds-150-substances-to-toxicity-database#overlay-strip

Photos from inside a tree reveal intimate lives of wild honeybees

March Issue – National Geographic

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2020/03/photos-reveal-wild-honeybees-intimate-lives-inside-a-tree-feature/

5 lawn mowing tips to help give garden wildlife the best chance possible

26-Mar-20 – Country Living

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a31923217/how-mow-lawn-garden-wildlife/

Vandals smash hives and kill insects as Telford beekeeper targeted for second time

12-Mar-20 – Shropshire Star

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/telford/2020/03/12/vandals-smash-hives-and-kill-insects-as-telford-beekeeper-targeted-for-second-time/

Pesticides attack baby bee brains

10-Mar-20 – The Ecologist

https://theecologist.org/2020/mar/10/pesticides-attack-baby-bee-brains

This Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Be Key in Fighting an Environmental Menace

08-Mar-20 – Popular Mechanics

https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/animals/a31229764/caterpillar-eats-plastic/

CT Scans Show Brains of Baby Bumblebees Could Get Irreversibly Damaged by Pesticides

06-Mar-20 – ScienceAlert

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-brains-of-baby-bumblebees-might-be-irreversibly-damaged-by-pesticides

How quickly do flower strips in cities help the local bees?

03-Mar-20 – Inside Ecology

What Impact Do Almonds Have on the Enviroment?

28-Feb-20 – Environmental Technology

https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/business-news/44/breaking-news/what-impact-do-almonds-have-on-the-enviroment/51374

We're eating more honey than ever before, but it comes at a cost

28-Feb-20 – we-heart.com

Coronavirus stings world's top honey makers with China beekeepers locked down

26-Feb-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-beekeeping/coronavirus-stings-worlds-top-honey-makers-with-china-beekeepers-locked-down-idUKKCN20K14Q

 As an animal product, bee pollen is not vegan.

25-Feb-20 – Plant based News
https://www.plantbasednews.org/opinion/9-disgusting-animal-products-vitamins

 Bumblebees ‘can recognise objects in the dark using the sense of touch’

20-Feb-20 – Evening Express
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/bumblebees-can-recognise-objects-in-the-dark-using-the-sense-of-touch/

 Sur-hive mentality: Thermal images show a colony of bees huddled together during Storm Dennis

19-Feb-20 Daily Mail
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8019667/Farmer-rescues-stranded-lambs-rising-floodwater-Derbyshire.html

 Bees could thrive if agri-environment schemes improve, study finds

18-Feb-20 – Farming UK
https://www.farminguk.com/news/bees-could-thrive-if-agri-environment-schemes-improve-study-finds_55013.html

 Welsh Beekeeper Launches ‘Virtually Sting-Proof’ Beekeeping Suit

14-Feb-20 – Business News Wales
https://businessnewswales.com/welsh-beekeper-launches-virtually-sting-proof-beekeeping-suit/

 Bees prioritise their unique waggle dance to find flowers

11-Feb-20 – Inside Ecology
https://insideecology.com/2020/02/11/bees-prioritise-their-unique-waggle-dance-to-find-flowers/

 Precision pollination research in sunflowers shows promise

10-Feb-20 – Ag Week
https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/4705956-precision-pollination-research-sunflowers-shows-promise

 Are beeswax wraps a good plastic-free alternative to clingfilm?

07-Feb-20 – Good Housekeeping
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/house-and-home/household-advice/a30651443/beeswax-food-wrap/

 Are Bees Dying of Malnourishment?

07-Feb-20 – Stackyard
http://www.stackyard.com/news/2020/02/environment/02_tum_bees.html

 Romania and Lithuania ordered to cease issuing 'emergency' pesticide licenses

03-Feb-20 – Ends Europe
https://www.endseurope.com/article/1672836/romania-lithuania-ordered-cease-issuing-emergency-pesticide-licenses

 Don't pull out dandelions in your garden as they can help to save the bees

03-Feb-20 – Country Living
https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a30746964/dandelions-helping-bees/

 Bacteria Engineered to Protect Bees from Pests and Pathogens

30-Jan-20 – UT News
https://news.utexas.edu/2020/01/30/bacteria-engineered-to-protect-bees-from-pests-and-pathogens/

 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