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

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

Plantwatch: fungus creates fake fragrant flowers to fool bees

17-Feb-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/feb/17/plantwatch-fungus-creates-fake-fragrant-flowers-xyris-to-fool-bees#:~:text=Fungi%20have%20been%20discovered%20making,from%20Guyana%20in%20South%20America.

 Bee keeper stung by Brexit rules

16-Feb-21 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2021-02-15/bee-keeper-stung-by-brexit-rules

 Scientists explain why plant diversity is crucial for bee conservation

10-Feb-21 – Open Access Government

 A pair of skydivers play CATCH in freefall - with a jar of honey

09-Feb-21 – Yahoo News

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/pair-skydivers-play-catch-freefall-114300803.html

 Canadian Solar gets the buzz about bees

09-Feb-21 – ReNews.biz

https://renews.biz/66329/canadian-solar-gets-the-buzz-about-bees/

 Old drug is new weapon against tsetse flies

04-Feb-21 – The Naked Scientists

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/science-news/old-drug-new-weapon-against-tsetse-flies

 Virtual beekeeping is buzzzing in 2021

04-Feb-21 – Country Living

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/wildlife/countryside/a35414593/virtual-beekeeping/

 The Wildlife Trust challenges ‘unlawful’ use of killer pesticide

03-Feb-21 – Environment Journal

https://environmentjournal.online/articles/the-wildlife-trust-challenges-unlawful-use-of-killer-pesticide/

 Brexit: 15 million baby bees could be seized and burned over ‘monumentally stupid’ rules

02-Feb-21 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-bees-burned-uk-eu-rules-b1796201.html

 Flowering inferno: Beekeeper says imported bees could be burned due to Brexit rules

02-Feb-21 – The Mailhttps://www.mailplus.co.uk/news/51184/flowering-inferno-beekeeper-says-imported-bees-could-be-burned-due-to-brexit-rules

Wildlife Trusts mulls legal action after neonic authorisation

28-Jan-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/News/wildlife-trusts-mulls-legal-action-after-neonic-authorisation_57466.html

The Wildlife Trusts explore legal challenge to Government decision to allow emergency use of neonicotinoid

27-Jan-21 – The Wildlife Trusts

https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/news/wildlife-trusts-explore-legal-challenge-government-decision-allow-emergency-use-neonicotinoid

UK needs “actions, not words”, argues Labour as environment bill delayed

26-Jan-21 – Labour List

https://labourlist.org/2021/01/uk-needs-actions-not-words-argues-labour-as-environment-bill-delayed/

The Bolivian couple saving honey bees from coca deforestation

25-Jan-21 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/video/watch/the-bolivian-couple-saving-honey-bees-fr-id724787426?chan=c1tal5kh

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990

22-Jan-21 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/22/quarter-of-known-bee-species-have-not-been-recorded-since-1990

Plan Bee: How Labour is seeking to protect Britain’s pollinators

22-Jan-21 – Labour List

https://labourlist.org/2021/01/plan-bee-how-labour-is-seeking-to-protect-britains-pollinators/

EU lawmakers raise concerns about UK 'regression' on pesticides

19-Jan-21 – edie

https://www.edie.net/news/11/EU-lawmakers-raise-concerns-about-UK--regression--on-pesticides/

Defra approves emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid

09-Jan-21 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/defra-approves-emergency-authorisation-of-neonicotinoid_57325.html

The hidden symbols you may have missed in the Bridgerton costumes

08-Jan-21 – Cosmopolitan

https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/fashion/a35137897/bridgerton-costume-hidden-symbol/

Buzzing with excitement! Israeli biologists discover new bee species

08-Jan-21 – Jewish News

https://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/new-bee-species-discovered-by-israeli-researchers/

Powys Honey Producer One of the Fastest Growing Businesses in Wales

07-Jan-21 – BusinessNewsWales

Cellnutrition Health Introduces Promising New Vaccine and Immunotherapy

06-Jan-21 – Pharmiweb

https://www.pharmiweb.com/press-release/2021-01-06/cellnutrition-health-introduces-promising-new-vaccine-and-immunotherapy

Online beekeeping business buzzes towards £2m turnover

06-Jan-21 – The Business Desk

Honeybee venom as cure of cancer

05-Jan-21 – Kashmir Reader