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

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/

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