Links and eMails etc. – End of July

Loss of bees causes shortage of key food crops, study finds

29-Jul-20 – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/29/bees-food-crops-shortage-study

Pesticides and bees: evidence on mortality rates reviewed

28-Jul-20 – Wired-Gov

https://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Pesticides+and+bees+evidence+on+mortality+rates+reviewed+28072020164300?open

Plant-Based Alternatives to Honey

26-Jul-20 – England Naturally

Council mows down wildflower meadow

20-Jul-20 – Brighton and Hove News

Pesticide use must be reduced in the UK, demands new report

15-Jul-20 – BirdGuides

https://www.birdguides.com/news/pesticide-use-must-be-reduced-in-the-uk-demands-new-report/

Scientists figure out how bees reproduce without having sex

13-Jul-20 – Metro

A newly completed B-Lines network for England is being launched this week by conservation charity Buglife

13-Jul-20 – MyGreenPod

https://www.mygreenpod.com/articles/new-routes-for-bees/

Campaign champions farmers' work in boosting bees

13-Jul-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/campaign-champions-farmers-work-in-boosting-bees_56081.html

EU 'failed to protect bees and pollinators', report finds

10-Jul-20 – EUObserver

https://euobserver.com/environment/148900

Fine words, but insufficient action – Audit judges EU’s efforts to halt insectinction as failing

09-Jul-20 – BugLife

EU has failed to halt decline of bees and butterflies, auditors say

09-Jul-20 – Reuters
https://uk.reuters.com/article/us-climate-change-eu-pollinators/eu-has-failed-to-halt-decline-of-bees-and-butterflies-auditors-say-idUKKBN24A188

Campaign to help farmers boost bees raises £75,000

08-Jul-20 – FarmingUK

https://www.farminguk.com/news/campaign-to-help-farmers-boost-bees-raises-75-000_56046.html

Why are killer bees so angry? Study finds insects' aggression comes from genetics of European insects which mixed with African honey bees

06-Jul-20 – Daily Mail

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8495897/Study-finds-killer-bees-aggression-comes-genetics-European-insects.html

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