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

Is No Mow May a good idea?

29-Apr-22 – LivingEtc

https://www.livingetc.com/advice/no-mow-may

UK braced for another invasion of killer Asian hornets after first insects of 2022 found

25-Apr-22 – EssexLive

https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/uk-braced-another-invasion-killer-6994583

Landworkers' Alliance seeks to ban export of UK-made pesticides

22-Apr-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/landworkers-alliance-seeks-to-ban-export-of-uk-made-pesticides_60256.html

Bee diversity needed to sustain life on Earth

18-Apr-22 – Environment Journal

How to prevent insect bites and stings as the weather warms up

17-Apr-22 – The Courier (Scotland)

Researchers explore DWR inspired by bees

12-Apr-22 – Au Manufacturing

Pollination experts install listening devices at Dyson Farming site

11-Apr-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/pollination-experts-install-listening-devices-at-dyson-farming-site_60199.html

EU to restrict use of harmful Sulfoxaflor pesticide for pollinators

07-Apr-22 - EU business

https://www.eubusiness.com/news-eu/sulfoxaflor-pesticide.74xw

World’s First Bee-Free Honey Company MeliBio Secures $5.7M In Funding

07-Apr-22 – Plant based news

Recent cold weather could be detrimental to wildlife, say Woodland Trust: Here’s how you can help

08-Apr-22 – On-the-Wight (but it’s in the South too!!)

Cold weather could hit wildlife after mild start to year, conservationists warn

07-Apr-22 – Fife Times (I know it’s a bit north of here!!!)

https://www.centralfifetimes.com/news/20050411.cold-weather-hit-wildlife-mild-start-year-conservationists-warn/

Colombian researchers seek safety for bees in urban jungle

05-Apr-22 – France24

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220405-colombian-researchers-seek-safety-for-bees-in-urban-jungle

Want to attract bees? New study says to keep these 3 common weeds

04-Apr-22 – Country Living

https://www.countryliving.com/uk/homes-interiors/gardens/a39624295/garden-weeds-benefit-pollinators/

Scottish fruit growers to use new AI system to boost yields

31-Mar-22 - FarmingUK News

https://www.farminguk.com/news/scottish-fruit-growers-to-use-new-ai-system-to-boost-yields_60136.html

What are bee bus stops and could the Channel Islands get some?

31-Mar-22 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2022-03-31/what-are-bee-bus-stops-and-could-the-channel-islands-get-some

What are bee bus stops and could the Channel Islands get some?

31-Mar-22 – ITV News

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2022-03-31/what-are-bee-bus-stops-and-could-the-channel-islands-get-some

Brighton makes bee line for mandatory swift bricks

21-Mar-22 – Scottish Construction Now

https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/articles/and-finally-brighton-makes-bee-line-for-mandatory-swift-bricks

New wildlife seed mix promises to be best yet for biodiversity

18-Mar-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/new-wildlife-seed-mix-promises-to-be-best-yet-for-biodiversity_60053.html

Five foods on the decline due to climate change

California uses 60% of the honeybee hives in the country just for almond pollination each winter

16-Mar-22 – Speciality Food Magazine

https://www.specialityfoodmagazine.com/news/five-foods-on-the-decline-due-to-climate-change

Honey producer Rowse has launched a campaign telling customers that buying honey will protect bees

16-Mar-22 – Talking Retail

https://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/grocery/rowse-honey-in-4m-promotional-campaign-16-03-2022/

Why You Should Stay Away From Stinging Insects

16-Mar-22 – business mole

http://www.businessmole.com/why-you-should-stay-away-from-stinging-insects/

Beeswax Market to Witness Stunning Growth

14-Mar-22 – NyseNewsGuild

ZEMIC load sensors find novel use for critical health monitoring function on Apiago’s smart beehives

08-Mar-22 – Process and Control Today

https://www.pandct.com/news/zemic-load-sensors-find-novel-use-for-critical-health-monitoring-function-on-apiagos-smart-beehives

Research demonstrates value ‘injurious weeds’ can bring to both pollinators and biodiversity

08-Mar-22 – BES

https://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/research-demonstrates-value-injurious-weeds-can-bring-to-both-pollinators-and-biodiversity/

DEFRA lifts ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid

03-Mar-22 – The ENDS report

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1748556/defra-lifts-ban-bee-killing-neonicotinoid

Growers allowed to use neonic after threshold for use met

02-Mar-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/growers-allowed-to-use-neonic-after-threshold-for-use-met_59945.html

Wildlife gardening – 12 expert tips for making your outdoor space more attractive to bees, birds, and animals

27-Feb-22 – Living etc

https://www.livingetc.com/advice/wildlife-gardening

Beekeepers using tracking devices to protect precious hives

22-Feb-22 – AP News

https://apnews.com/article/technology-health-business-united-states-theft-449f7234e63f8ae757bf75b1866e51b4

Conservation charity asks Channel Islanders to grow more wild patches to stop bees declining

18-Feb-22 – ITV

https://www.itv.com/news/channel/2022-02-18/conservation-charity-asks-islanders-to-grow-wild-patches-to-stop-bees-declining

Wildlife Trusts' lawyers question legality of emergency neonics use

14-Feb-22 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/wildlife-trusts-lawyers-question-legality-of-emergency-neonics-use_59851.html

York council chiefs agree to scale back use of controversial herbicide

09-Feb-22 – York Press

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19908530.york-council-chiefs-agree-scale-back-use-controversial-herbicide/

Plants are flowering a month earlier than usual

07-Feb-22 – Reaction Life

Scientists develop insect-sized flying robots with flapping wings

02-Feb-22 – Science Daily
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220202143053.htm

Government launches farming forum to tackle issues

28-Jan-22 – Farming UK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/government-launches-farming-forum-to-tackle-issues_59751.html

 We need to take action on regulation and R&D to realise the potential of our homegrown crops

27-Jan-22 – The House

https://www.politicshome.com/thehouse/article/we-need-to-take-action-on-regulation-and-rd-to-realise-the-potential-of-our-homegrown-crops

 Devastating new pollution findings reveal a Tory-led Britain is life-threatening

20-Jan-22 – The Canary

 Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees

20-Jan-22 – Phys.Org

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-air-pollution-significantly-pollination-butterflies.html

 Honey is helping to conserve the spectacled bear, thanks to bears and bees

19-Jan-22 – Check Mind News

https://chemindnews.com/honey-is-helping-to-conserve-the-spectacled-bear-thanks-to-bears-and-bees/

 There are up to 70% fewer pollinator visits in areas with high air pollution

19-Jan-22 – Air Quality News

 Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world

19-Jan-22 – Reaction

 The wasp lesson

18-Jan-22 – The Ecologist

https://theecologist.org/2022/jan/18/wasp-lesson

 'Banned' bee-harming pesticide approved for use, despite expert advice

17-Jan-22 – BBC

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-59995387

 Antiques Road Trip star Izzie Balmer wows fans with surprising new hobby

07-Jan-22 – Hello Magazine

https://www.hellomagazine.com/film/20220107130295/antiques-road-trip-izzie-balmer-reveals-surprising-new-hobby/

 Creating a buzz: living artwork for bees will bloom in Cornwall this summer

06-Jan-22 – Positive.News
https://www.positive.news/society/living-artwork-for-bees-will-bloom-at-eden-project-this-summer/