What’s killing our bees?

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This Horizon (BBC) programme looks at what may be responsible for the deaths of bee colonies. “Bill Turnbull investigates one of the biggest mysteries in the British countryside: what is killing our bees. It is a question that generates huge controversy. … Continued

Bee friendly pest control

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From a  Soil Association article by Ben Raskin:- “If you, or anyone you know, is currently using bug sprays with neonicotinoids, here are our top five tips for controlling pests while staying on the good side of our furry flying friends. … Continued

Bee-friendly app

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Life for pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and moths is increasingly difficult, with many species numbers in decline. We are asking you to record the insects that visit your garden to build our understanding of which plants are most … Continued

Bee Heard

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If you haven’t already done so, do please sign Garden Organic’s “Bee Heard” petition.  Bees are essential to biodiversity and to our food and farming – but they are under threat, with 23 wild bees listed as priority species on … Continued

Bees and pesticides – update

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There is now more evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are causing bee populations to fall. The Soil Association has given evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Insects and Insecticides. Speaking to MPs on Wednesday 21 November … Continued

Climate changes

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On top of the threat to bees, which causes them to lose their sense of direction, comes news from Radio 4 that migrating birds are falling out of the sky on their way to Britain, owing to extreme weather conditions. … Continued

Microwaves and bees

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Are microwaves from mobile phones responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), the name given to the collapse of bee colonies? See Safe Land for Bees, Paul Doyon What do you think?