2023 Links

In Colombia, illegally felled timber repurposed to help bees

28-Dec-23 – Phys.org

https://phys.org/news/2023-12-colombia-illegally-felled-timber-repurposed.html#:~:text=Bees%20need%20hives%20to%20store,by%20pesticides%20and%20climate%20change.

Spiced honey rum released by Hive Mind in Monmouthshire

27-Dec-23 – South Wales Argus

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/24007415.spiced-honey-rum-released-hive-mind-monmouthshire/

Insect compasses, fire-fighting vines: 2023's nature-inspired tech

23-Dec-23 – TechExplore

https://techxplore.com/news/2023-12-insect-compasses-fire-fighting-vines-nature-inspired.html

British honey makers blast EU for 'discriminating' against them with petty new law

21-Dec-23 – The Express

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1847843/eu-honey-rules-uk-britain-european-union

Honey spirits range launched by brewery

21-Dec-23 – Insider Media

https://www.insidermedia.com/news/wales/honey-spirits-range-launched-by-brewery

Bentley celebrates sweet success with special edition honey

18-Dec-23 – UK Motor 1

https://uk.motor1.com/news/701211/bentley-black-edition-label-honey/

World’s Rarest Jar of Honey: 2050 MGO Mānuka Honey

09-Dec-23 – Salon Prive

British Sugar fails to deliver on 3-year plan to end use of banned neonicotinoids

08-Dec-23 – Suffolk Wildlife Trust

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/news/british-sugar-fails-deliver-3-year-plan-end-use-banned-neonicotinoids

Wild birds ‘distinguish between calls made by different African tribes’ – study

07-Dec-23 – Various

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/23976110.wild-birds-distinguish-calls-made-different-african-tribes---study/

The smartest of their time: the Nobel prizes of 1973 - methods that honeybees use to communicate

04-Dec-23 – The Boar

What it’s like to be a bee

21-Nov-23 – Princeton University Press

https://press.princeton.edu/ideas/what-its-like-to-be-a-bee

How Kate Humble’s move to the country inspired her to get back to nature and give beekeeping a try – exclusive

30-Nov-23 – Hello!

https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/508065/kate-humble-big-give-exclusive-getting-back-to-nature-working-with-bees-for-development/

Are Percy Pigs Vegan? A Closer Look At The Iconic Treat – The problems with beeswax

28-Nov-23 – Plant Based News

Honeybees cluster together when it’s cold – but we’ve been completely wrong about why

24-Nov-23 – The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/honeybees-cluster-together-when-its-cold-but-weve-been-completely-wrong-about-why-218066#:~:text=But%20my%20study%20shows%20that,)%20colonies%20don't%20hibernate.

Lawyers warn watchdog over UK government's approval of bee-threatening pesticide

17-Nov-23 – Client Earth

https://www.clientearth.org/latest/press-office/lawyers-warn-watchdog-over-uk-government-s-approval-of-bee-threatening-pesticide/

12 animals that help people and the planet – (No.10)

15-Nov-23 – IFAW

https://www.ifaw.org/uk/journal/animals-help-people-and-planet

What You Should Know Before Heating Honey

11-Nov-23 – TastingTable

https://www.tastingtable.com/1443951/reason-never-cook-honey/

Glyphosate

30-Oct-23 – DrugWatch
https://www.drugwatch.com/roundup/glyphosate/

The London Bee Situation: How Sustainable Is Beekeeping in London?

17-Apr-23 - Biological Recording

The first coins to be struck include the £1 featuring British Bees

02-Nov-23 – The Royal Mint

https://www.royalmint.com/aboutus/press-centre/the-royal-mint-begins-production-of-new-1-coin-featuring-british-bees/

Pet medicine chemicals banned in agriculture found in English rivers

01-Nov-23 - The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/english-environment-agency-europe-government-spain-b2439421.html

Researchers to build hive of data from bee projects to drive biodiversity conservation efforts

01-Nov-23 – Carbon Pulse

Everything You Should Know About Honey Production and Why It Matters

31-Oct-23 – Intelligent Living

https://www.intelligentliving.co/everything-you-should-know-about-honey-production-and-why-it-matters/

Whoopi Goldberg wants to send the Pope some bees

13-Oct-23 – NME

https://www.nme.com/news/film/whoopi-goldberg-bees-pope-vatican-3514801

New AI algorithm will hopefully save ‘hopping’ bee from extinction

12-Oct-23 – Envirotec

Immersive exhibition on bees and their fight for survival is coming to National Museums Liverpool

12-Oct-23 – The Guide Liverpool

https://theguideliverpool.com/immersive-exhibition-on-bees-and-their-fight-for-survival-is-coming-to-national-museums-liverpool/

Bees from the trees go into deep freeze thanks to UON

09-Oct-23 – University of Northampton

Are Avocados Really Not Vegan? The Truth Behind The Claim

04-Oct-23 – Plant Based News

One in six species at risk of going extinct in Great Britain

27-Sep-23 – The Narural History Museum
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2023/september/one-in-six-species-at-risk-of-going-extinct-in-great-britain.html

Invasive Asian hornets nets destroyed in Kent as sightings rocket

30-Sep-23 – Kent Live

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/invasive-asian-hornets-nets-destroyed-8791582

How to report Asian hornets as nest found in Southend

29-Sep-23 – Echo News

https://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/23824709.report-asian-hornets-nest-found-southend/

Syrian beekeepers battle both war and climate change

28-Sep-23 – Arab News

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2382171/middle-east

'Active operations' underway after Asian hornets spotted on Teesside and nest located in Yarm

24-Sep-23 – Gazette Live

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/active-operations-underway-after-asian-27778354

EU executive proposes 10-year glyphosate approval extension

20-Sep-23 – Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/european-commission-proposes-10-year-approval-extension-glyphosate-2023-09-20/

Extinction Rebellion: Sheffield protestors visit Garden Centres dressed as Bees to protest weed killer sales

20-Sep-23 – The Star

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/environment/extinction-rebellion-sheffield-protestors-visit-garden-centres-dressed-as-bees-4261866

‘Massively concerning’: 2023 sees record number of Asian hornet sightings

19-Sep-23 – ENDS

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1837797/massively-concerning-2023-sees-record-number-asian-hornet-sightings

Huge killer Asian hornets nearly wipe out beekeeper’s business after tearing through hives

19-Sep-23 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/asian-hornets-kill-bees-business-b2412267.html

We asked a beekeeper how to get the best from your honey

14-Sep-23 – Jewish Chronicle

https://www.thejc.com/life-and-culture/all/we-asked-a-beekeeper-how-to-get-the-best-from-your-honey-2uROewummt1C7DBuSIkg28

Glyphosate herbicide is ‘absolutely fine’ to use, says environment secretary

13-Sep-23 – The Independent

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/therese-coffey-glyphosate-government-monsanto-union-b2410653.html

New Forest: Warning as Asian hornet nests spotted in garden

10-Sep-23 – Daily Echo

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/23779956.new-forest-warning-asian-hornet-nests-spotted-garden/

Dealing with hornets, wasps and bees helpline

06-Sep-23 – ITVx

https://www.itv.com/thismorning/articles/dealing-with-hornets-wasps-and-bees-helpline

Beekeeper helping protect the disease-free status of Manx bees

04-Sep-23 – EnergyFM

https://www.energyfm.net/cms/news_story_795984.html

Scientists fear future of UK bees as Asian hornet sightings rise

04-Sep-23 – ITVx

https://www.itv.com/news/2023-09-04/scientists-fear-future-of-uk-bees-as-asian-hornet-sightings-rise

Fears over record sightings of Asian hornets in UK - most of which have been in Kent

01-Sep-23 – Kent Live

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/fears-over-record-sightings-asian-8720714

Is Beekeeping Wrong?

21-Aug-23 – The New Yorker
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2023/08/28/is-beekeeping-wrong

Toronto drivers warned 'bee alert' as 5 million bees fall off truck and spill onto road

31-Aug-23 – itvX

https://www.itv.com/news/2023-08-31/toronto-drivers-warned-bee-alert-as-5-million-bees-fall-off-truck

Extinction Rebellion: Sheffield protestors visit Garden Centres dressed as Bees to protest weed killer sales

20-Aug-23 – The Star

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/environment/extinction-rebellion-sheffield-protestors-visit-garden-centres-dressed-as-bees-4261866

Honey Sector Blasted For ‘Greenwashing’ By Creator Of Bee-Free Alternative

17-Aug-23 – Plant based News

‘Murder Hornet’ Cousin Found In US For First Time

16-Aug-23 – The Weather Channel

https://weather.com/science/nature/video/murder-hornet-cousin-found-in-us-for-first-time

Why moths might be more efficient pollinators than bees and butterflies

16-Aug-23 – The Conversation

https://theconversation.com/why-moths-might-be-more-efficient-pollinators-than-bees-and-butterflies-204214

UK Gardeners Warned Against Viral Sugar Hack For Saving Bees

14-Aug-23 – Huffington Post

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/bee-sugar-water-good-or-bad_uk_64da0bb5e4b077b577037653

Top London hotel with rock & roll history twins rooftop honey farm with hives in Tanzania

08-Aug-23 – Evening Standard

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/royal-lancaster-hotel-london-bees-abroad-honey-guest-b1097151.html

Police in Wales hunt thief who stole 14 hives full of bees

03-Aug-23 – Evening Standard

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/beehives-stolen-wales-police-welsh-north-wales-twitter-ford-b1098598.html

Habitat rarer than a tropical rainforest could be restored in Cornwall

02-Aug-23 – itvX

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2023-08-02/habitat-rarer-than-a-tropical-rainforest-could-be-restored-in-cornwall

Ground Control supports recolonisation of London bees after ‘harsh’ winter

02-Aug-23 – Pro Landscaper

Great Taste 3 Stars for Hive Mind Wye Valley Traditional Mead

01-Aug-23 – ResponseSource

https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/104332/great-taste-3-stars-for-hive-mind-wye-valley-traditional-mead/