2021 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

Ecological practices could boost farmers' profits, study says

29-Dec-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/ecological-practices-could-boost-farmers-profits-study-says_59585.html

Un-bee-lievable: Welsh bee farm scoops sustainability award for carbon neutral honey

17-Dec-21 – Nation Cymru

Vulture Bees Have A Taste for Meat

16-Dec-21 – University of Massachusetts

https://www.umass.edu/news/article/vulture-bees-have-taste-meat

City allotments could be as productive as conventional farms, research finds

15-Dec-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/15/city-allotments-could-be-as-productive-as-conventional-farms-research-finds

A linguistic exploration of the name Propolis

15-Dec-21 – B2B Marketing

http://www.b2bmarketing.net/en-gb/resources/blog/linguistic-exploration-name-propolis

Parasitic honeybee mite uses vibrations to sense where it is in the hive – study

15-Dec-21 – Alloa Advertiser

https://www.alloaadvertiser.com/news/national/19785082.parasitic-honeybee-mite-uses-vibrations-sense-hive---study/

The Scottish Bee Company promises to increase British bee population by 20 percent - one jar at a time

14-Dec-21 – ResponseSource

https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/102201/the-scottish-bee-company-promises-to-increase-british-bee-population/

Global Royal Jelly (aka Honey Bee Milk, Bee Saliva, Royal Bee Jelly) Market 2021 Manufacturer Landscape, Revenue and Volume Analysis and Segment Information upto 2026

14-Dec-21 – The Galleon

Bees provide booming business to young Kashmiri who swears by the purity of his honey

12-Dec-21 – Kashmir Reader

AP PHOTOS: Nepal's cliff honey hunters risk their lives

08-Dec-21 – Yahoo News

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/ap-photos-nepals-cliff-honey-062027576.html

Climate change could severely affect bees, says study

08-Dec-21 – KentLive

https://www.kentlive.news/news/uk-world-news/climate-change-could-severely-affect-6318579

Defra may approve ‘devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear

07-Dec-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/07/defra-may-approve-devastating-bee-killing-pesticide-campaigners-fear

Are insects the future for animal feed on UK farms?

06-Dec-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/are-insects-the-future-for-animal-feed-on-uk-farms-_59473.html

Study reveals honeybee venom can cure breast cancer

03-Dec-21 – TheBrighterSide
https://www.thebrighterside.news/post/study-reveals-honeybee-venom-can-cure-breast-cancer

'Smart' food waste tags and brilliant bees: The best green innovations of November 2021

01-Dec-21 – edie

https://www.edie.net/news/8/The-best-green-innovations-of-November-2021/

New monitoring device notifies land managers of tree pest levels

30-Nov-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/new-monitoring-device-notifies-land-managers-of-tree-pest-levels_59434.html

RSPB: thousands of miles of wildlife-rich hedgerows at risk from farming changes

26-Nov-21 – TheEveningStandard

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/rspb-english-government-england-defra-b968384.html

Scientists perplexed by flesh-eating ‘vulture bees’ that have quit pollen to feed on dead bodies

25-Nov-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/flesh-eating-vulture-bees-chicken-b1964028.html

Bee gold: Why honey is an insect superfood

25-Nov-21 – BBC

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211122-bee-gold-why-honey-is-an-insect-superfood

‘Superbloom’ field of flowers to surround Tower of London for Platinum Jubilee

23-Nov-21 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/london/2021-11-23/superbloom-field-of-flowers-to-surround-tower-of-london-for-platinum-jubilee

Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides

22-Nov-21 – TheGuardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/22/bees-generations-recover-exposure-insecticides

Revealed: Europe and the UK’s vast shipments of banned, bee-killing ‘neonics’

18-Nov-21 – Greenpeace

Woodland and hedgerow creation can play crucial role in action to reverse declines in pollinators

17-Nov-21 – PhysOrg

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-woodland-hedgerow-creation-crucial-role.html

Reduced pesticides can lead to increase in bees visiting crops

14-Nov-21 – FarmWeek

Farms harness power of predatory insects to fight pests

12-Nov-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/farms-harness-power-of-predatory-insects-to-fight-pests_59326.html

Un-BEE-lievable! Thrilled beekeepers discover thousands of the insects SURVIVED being buried under volcanic ash for FIFTY days on La Palma

11-Nov-21 – DailyMail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10192693/Beekeepers-discover-thousands-bees-SURVIVED-buried-volcanic-ash-FIFTY-days-La-Palma.html

‘No one knew they existed’: wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim

07-Nov-21 – TheGuardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/07/no-one-knew-they-existed-wild-heirs-of-lost-british-honeybee-found-at-blenheim?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits

04-Nov-21 – ValueTheMarkets

https://www.valuethemarkets.com/news/bees-sheep-crops-solar-developers-tout-multiple-benefits

Insect populations are dying out. Here’s why that doesn’t have to be the case

04-Nov-21 – Science Focus
https://www.sciencefocus.com/nature/insects-apocalypse-dave-goulson/

Work begins to develop commercial lure to combat CSFB

02-Nov-21 – FarmingUK
https://www.farminguk.com/news/work-begins-to-develop-commercial-lure-to-combat-csfb_59252.html

Asian Hornet nest found in Portsmouth

01-Nov-21 – BBKA

https://www.bbka.org.uk/News/asian-hornet-nest-found-in-portsmouth

Honeybees use social distancing to protect themselves against parasites

01-Nov-21 – UCL News

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2021/nov/honeybees-use-social-distancing-protect-themselves-against-parasites

Bee1 Sends 20,000 Welsh Bees to London’s Pall Mall

26-Oct-21 – BusinessNews Wales

Environment Bill no vote for bees in Commons

21-Oct-21 – BugLife

Almond milk ad banned for claiming it's good for the planet

EssexLive

https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/almond-milk-ad-banned-claiming-6085646

Asian hornet identified in Ascot

08-Oct-21 – The UK Government

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/asian-hornet-identified-in-ascot

Sales of Superfood Scottish Honey Expected to Soar This Christmas

07-Oct-21 – ResponseSource

https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/101860/sales-of-superfood-scottish-honey-expected-to-soar-this-christmas/

Rural honeybees fly further for food, finds study

07-Oct-21 – Countryfile

https://www.countryfile.com/news/rural-honeybees-fly-further-for-food-finds-study/

Plant-topped bus shelters installed in Halesowen to attract bees and cut carbon

07-Oct-21 – Express and Star

https://www.expressandstar.com/news/environment/2021/10/06/plant-topped-bus-shelters-installed-in-halesowen-to-attract-bees-and-cut-carbon/

Defra launches the Healthy Bees Plan 2030 to help protect honey bees

03-Oct-21 – The UK Government

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/defra-launches-the-healthy-bees-plan-2030-to-help-protect-honey-bees

Natural chemical may help honeybees infected with deformed wing virus

28-Sep-21 – The Times
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/natural-chemical-may-help-honeybees-infected-with-deformed-wing-virus-s6mt0rtjq

New green rum uses honey from local bees in Manchester

27-Sep-21 – TheDrinksBusiness

Concern as Asian Hornet found nesting near homes in British Isles for first time

17-Sep-21 – EssexLive

https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/concern-asian-hornet-nest-found-5931262

Jeremy Clarkson calls on Government to defend UK food supplies

15-Sep-21 – Shropshire Star

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2021/09/15/jeremy-clarkson-calls-on-government-to-defend-uk-food-supplies/

Army veteran, 80, in stand-off with council after refusing to chop down wildflower garden

15-Sep-21 – The Telegraph

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/09/15/army-veteran-80-stand-off-council-refusing-chop-wildflower-garden/

They're all buzzing about bees in Toxteth

14-Sep-21 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2021-09-14/theyre-all-buzzing-about-bees-in-toxteth

The “Bees and Farmers” Tour Meets Pope Francis

14-Sep-21 – SlowFood

Celebrities you didn’t know were also beekeepers

09-Sep-21 – StarsInsider

https://www.starsinsider.com/celebrity/478904/celebrities-you-didnt-know-were-also-beekeepers

On record: Autumnal ivy bees

08-Sep-21 – The Biologist

https://thebiologist.rsb.org.uk/biologist-features/the-ivy-bee-makes-its-move

Making a beeline between coast and Downs

06-Sep-21 – W.Sussex CC

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/news/making-a-beeline-between-coast-and-downs/

Flies like yellow, bees like blue: how flower colours cater to the taste of pollinating insects

02-Sep-21 – Reaction

Angelina Jolie Highlights Importance of Beekeeping in New Video as Insect Population Dwindles

01-Sep-21 – People

https://people.com/movies/angelina-jolie-highlights-importance-of-beekeeping-video/?fr=operanews

UofG SPINOUT SECURES £1.3M FUNDING TO DEVELOP ECO-FRIENDLY INSECTICIDES

23-Aug-21 – University of Glasgow

https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_807941_en.html

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/