2022 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

Manuka Honey vs. Regular Honey Explained

30-Dec-22 – The Herald Sun

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/manuka-honey-vs-regular-honey-explained/video/2034dbb63dde89c59d6ea2c06ebe2b61

Bentley harvested a record 1,000 jars of honey from its flying bees

13-Dec-22 – Motor1

https://uk.motor1.com/news/626301/bentley-harvests-1000-honey-jars/

Recycling firm Scott Bros provides ‘foster home’ for Redcar bees

13-Dec-22 – The Northern Echo

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/23185274.recycling-firm-scott-bros-provides-foster-home-redcar-bees/

India says GM technology important for food security, import reduction

08-Dec-22 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/world/india/india-says-gm-technology-important-food-security-import-reduction-2022-12-08/

York start-up buzzes on £300,000 funding

06-Dec-22 – York Press

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/york-start-buzzes-300-000-171437524.html

How to plant a winter border for bees

03-Dec-22 – Homes and Gardens

https://www.homesandgardens.com/gardens/how-to-plant-a-winter-border-for-bees

Self-powered smart watches for cows, how honey bees cope with topological defects

02-Dec-22 – Physics World

Poor crop could drive more French farmers away from sugar beet

30-Nov-22 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/poor-crop-could-drive-more-french-farmers-away-sugar-beet-2022-11-30/

Over £200k raised to accelerate 'game changing' bee listening devices

30-Nov-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/over-200k-raised-to-accelerate-game-changing-bee-listening-devices_61656.html

Agri-tech pollination start-up set to smash crowdfunding target

29-Nov-22 – TheBusinessDesk

Our artificial honey is the bee’s knees, say scientists

26-Nov-22 – The Times

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1k1qC-09L7Jh5M6nyUChzhZmR3xDlA07M/view?usp=share_link

Outdoor enclosures help protect bees with housing for hive monitoring device

25-Nov-22 – ProcessAndControl

https://www.pandct.com/news/outdoor-enclosures-help-protect-bees-with-housing-for-hive-monitoring-device

Biopesticides: A changing regulatory landscape

15-Nov-22 – FERA

https://fera-20137160.hs-sites.com/biopesticides-article-aoife-dillon-fera-science

Bolton’s groundbreaking honeybee research effort celebrated by the National Lottery

14-Nov-22 – TrendingNews

Honey bee life spans are 50% shorter today than they were 50 years ago

14-Nov-22 – Phys.Org

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-honey-bee-life-spans-shorter.html

Fertiliser affects how bees see flowers

11-Nov-22 – Naked Scientists

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/interviews/fertiliser-affects-how-bees-see-flowers

Fertilisers confuse bumblebees, making them less likely to land on flowers, study suggests

09-Nov-22 – Sky News

https://news.sky.com/story/fertilisers-confuse-bumblebees-making-them-less-likely-to-land-on-flowers-study-suggests-12741562

Bumble Bees Play With Balls and May Even Enjoy It

07-Nov-22 – Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/animal-emotions/202211/bumble-bees-play-balls-and-may-even-enjoy-it

Mechanical bees, biofuels and better prosthetics could shape next decade, UK pupils say

07-Nov-22 – Institution of Mechanical Engineers

https://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/mechanical-bees-biofuels-and-better-prosthetics-could-shape-next-decade-uk-pupils-say

New native bee species with distinctive 'snout' discovered in Perth's Kings Park

05-Nov-22 – ABC Radio, Perth Australia

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-05/native-bee-species-discovered-perth-kings-park-snout/101616420

Scientists monitor pollinator insects; find several species of interest

02-Nov-22 – Portugal Resident

https://www.portugalresident.com/scientists-monitor-pollinator-insects-find-several-species-of-interest/

Alan Titchmarsh: 'Rewilding is not the answer to making our country a green and pleasant land'

29-Oct-22 – The Herald (Scotland)

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/23075680.alan-titchmarsh-rewilding-not-answer-making-country-green-pleasant-land/

Bumble bees become first insects known to 'play with balls'

26-Oct-22 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/lifestyle/bumble-bees-science-play-balls-b2212358.html

Expert reveals that pumpkins could become extinct if we don’t save bees

25-Oct-22 – Evening Standard

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/environment/pumpkins-could-become-extinct-if-we-do-not-save-bees-starbucks-b1035322.html

The first honeybee vaccine could protect the entire hive, starting with the queen

21-Oct-22 – PopSci

Solar farms a ‘blight on the landscape’? Research shows they can benefit wildlife

13-Oct-22 – TheConversation

https://theconversation.com/solar-farms-a-blight-on-the-landscape-research-shows-they-can-benefit-wildlife-191222

Ozone pollution is damaging plant health, obstructing pollinators

13-Oct-22 – AirQualityNews

Hoverflies vital for pollinating crops are under threat in Europe, say experts

11-Oct-22 – TheNational

https://www.thenational.wales/news/23038743.hoverflies-vital-pollinating-crops-threat-europe-say-experts/

The manufacturer set to shake up sustainability in the manufacturing industry

05-Oct-22 – DPAontheNet

https://www.dpaonthenet.net/article/192872/The-manufacturer-set-to-shake-up-sustainability-in-the-manufacturing-industry.aspx

Lamborghini Honey is a real thing but only employees can have it

05-Oct-22 – Motor1

https://uk.motor1.com/news/614377/lamborghini-honey-for-employees-only/

Angelina Jolie portrait among stunning Siena International Photo Award winners

04-Oct-22 – DigitalCameraWorld

https://www.digitalcameraworld.com/news/angelina-jolie-portrait-among-stunning-siena-international-photo-award-winners

Wax worm saliva rapidly breaks down plastic bags, scientists discover

04-Oct-22 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/04/wax-worm-saliva-rapidly-breaks-down-plastic-bags-scientists-discover?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=1664896717

Cake supports the bees with new Kalk Flower Power range

03-Oct-22 – VisorDown
https://www.visordown.com/news/general/cake-supports-bees-new-kalk-flower-power-range

Defra warning to beekeepers as Asian hornets spotted in Rayleigh in Essex

28-Sep-22 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/anglia/2022-09-28/warning-after-asian-hornet-spotted-in-uk

Record number of Asian Hornet nests found in Jersey in 2022

27-Sep-22 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2022-09-27/record-number-of-asian-hornet-nests-found-in-jersey

EU backs lower residue limits for bee-harming pesticides

27-Sep-22 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/business/sustainable-business/eu-backs-lower-residue-limits-bee-harming-pesticides-2022-09-27/

Flower strips and hedges combine to boost bees in orchards

26-Sep-22 – British Ecological Society

https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/flower-strips-and-hedges-combine-to-boost-bees-in-orchards/

Only Israel could create honey without bees

22-Sep-22 – TheJC

https://www.thejc.com/lets-talk/all/only-israel-could-create-honey-without-bees-27QxISP6nfs7qgBlZbQfNt

Debunking the bizarre health fads of celebrities

20-Sep-22 – EasternEye

https://www.easterneye.biz/debunking-the-bizarre-health-fads-of-celebrities/

Pollination key for fruitful oilseed rape crop, study says

14-Sep-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/pollination-key-for-fruitful-oilseed-rape-crop-study-says_61128.html

Sterling-Rice Group Named Agency of Record for Foodservice by National Honey Board

13-Sep-22 – IB-Online (US)

https://www.lbbonline.com/news/sterling-rice-group-named-agency-of-record-for-foodservice-by-national-honey-board

Royal beekeeper has informed the Queen's bees that the Queen has died and King Charles is their new boss in bizarre tradition dating back centuries

10-Sep-22 – DailyMail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11199259/Royal-beekeeper-informed-Queens-bees-HM-died-King-Charles-new-boss.html

Piers Morgan eats Big Mac while arguing that vegans hate bees

07-Sep-22 - NorthantsLive

https://www.northantslive.news/news/uk-world-news/piers-morgan-eats-big-mac-7559928

Proposal to withdraw approval of the active substance indoxacarb

05-Sep-22 – AgroNews

https://news.agropages.com/News/NewsDetail---43912.htm

Lawyers take Commission to court to end secrecy of pesticides approval

30-Sep-22 – ClientEarth
https://www.clientearth.org/latest/press-office/press/lawyers-take-commission-to-court-to-end-secrecy-of-pesticides-approval/

Do bees travel overseas in search of sexual adventure? Scilly keepers find out

29-Aug-22 – The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/do-bees-travel-overseas-in-search-of-sexual-adventure-scilly-keepers-find-out-d68j9jf9l

What smells do ants hate? 7 plants to repel ants – and what attracts them

30-Aug-22 – Homes and Gardens

https://www.homesandgardens.com/gardens/what-smells-do-ants-hate

Plagues of wasps? A scientist explains why you shouldn’t panic about rumours of rising populations

26-Aug-22 – The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/plagues-of-wasps-a-scientist-explains-why-you-shouldnt-panic-about-rumours-of-rising-populations-189333

NATO headquarters a hive of activity after another successful honey harvest

24-Aug-22 – Nato

https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_198282.htm

M&S launches on-farm sensor trial to boost pollinators

23-Aug-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/m-s-launches-on-farm-sensor-trial-to-boost-pollinators_60997.html

Plans to allow farms to graze land under environmental schemes could impact wildlife, warn conservationists

19-Aug-22 – Ends Report

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1796228/plans-allow-farms-graze-land-environmental-schemes-impact-wildlife-warn-conservationists

Bee Populations Are Declining, Here Are 5 Ways You Can Help

19-Aug-22 – PlantBasedNews

Climate stress can give bumblebees asymmetrical wings, study finds

18-Aug-22 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/18/climate-stress-bumblebees-asymmetrical-wings

Ants could replace harmful pesticides and save the bees, scientists say

18-Aug-22 – EuroNews

https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/08/17/pesticides-make-bees-drunk-but-they-could-be-replaced-with-ants-scientists-say

The Sevenoaks beekeeper on a mission to help refugees with their mental health

14-Aug-22 – KentLive

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/sevenoaks-beekeeper-mission-help-refugees-7437826

Wildscreen Panda Award nominations announced

11-Aug-22 – Televisual

Guerlain introduces Abeille Royale Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum

03-Aug-22 – Moodie Davitt Report

Athens has not offered enough support over Evia wildfire, say locals

03-Aug-22 – Yahoo Life

https://uk.style.yahoo.com/athens-not-offered-enough-support-150502556.html?

Nature with Nik Mitchell: The unsung hero of the pollinating world

31-Jul-22 – Isle of Thanet News
https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2022/07/31/nature-with-nik-mitchell-the-unsung-hero-of-the-pollinating-world/