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

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

The RHS need to know if you have this type of tree in your garden or local area

31-Mar-21 – Country Living

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a35986457/sweet-chestnut-tree-rhs-campaign/

How bees and drones team up to find landmines

30-Mar-21 – BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56344609

How is apivectoring innovating agricultural systems?

30-Mar-21 – Open Access Government

Developing Varroa Resistant Bees: Steve Riley’s Guest Blog

26-Mar-21 – The BeeListener

Neonic authorisation ‘was against expert advice’

26-Mar-21 – Ends Report

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1711156/neonic-authorisation-was-against-expert-advice

Making honey without bees and milk without cows

23-Mar-21 – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-56154143

Beekeeper, 89, blasts CPS after it drops charges against three teenagers who were accused of destroying 30 hives

23-Mar-21 – Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9392807/Beekeeper-blasts-CPS-drops-charges-against-three-boys-accused-destroying-hives.html

Liquid gold: beekeepers defying Yemen war to produce the best honey

23-Mar-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/mar/23/liquid-gold-beekeepers-defying-yemen-war-to-produce-honey

After Almonds, The Beekeepers’ Enduring Race Begins

22-Mar-21 – BeeInformed

Honeybees run vaccination programmes, too

20-Mar-21 – The Economist

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2021/03/18/honeybees-run-vaccination-programmes-too

The Syrian beekeeper helping fellow refugees in West Yorkshire

18-Mar-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2021-03-18/the-syrian-beekeeper-helping-fellow-refugees-in-west-yorkshire

Jersey islanders asked to report Asian hornet sightings

17-Mar-21 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2021-03-17/jersey-islanders-asked-to-report-asian-hornet-sightings

These biodegradable face masks turn into flowers when you plant them

12-Mar-21 – Country Living

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/news/a35804769/biodegradable-face-masks-flowers/

What Does The New Ruling On Oxalic Acid In Honey Mean?

10-Mar-21 – BeeInformed

Angelina Jolie named ‘Godmother’ of bees in new humanitarian venture

08-Mar-21 - NME

Has China messed with your honey? How the country's 'blending' factories are now producing MORE honey than the world's bees

05-Mar-21 – Mail Online

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9328285/Has-China-messed-honey-Far-honey-sold-worlds-bees-produce.html

Tory government U-turns on bee-killing pesticide plan after threat of legal action

03-Mar-21 – The Canary

Neonic seed treatment will not be used on 2021 beet crop

02-Mar-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/neonic-seed-treatment-will-not-be-used-on-2021-beet-crop_57706.html

A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% – here’s why scientists are worried

02-Mar-21 – The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/a-common-soil-pesticide-cut-wild-bee-reproduction-by-89-heres-why-scientists-are-worried-155985

Bee Farmer Turns Up the Heat with New Hot Fire Honey

02-Mar-21 – Business News Wales

Bringing nature to life at the home of Rolls-Royce

28-Feb21 – ProLandscaperMagazine

A quiet conservation success story, the likes of which aren’t told enough

26-Feb-21 – Positive News
https://www.positive.news/environment/conservation/a-quiet-conservation-success-story-the-likes-of-which-arent-told-enough/

Chemical detection triggers honey bee defense against a destructive parasitic threat

25-Jan-21 – Nature Chemical Biology

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41589-020-00720-3