Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
Phys.org news 20/11/17
Looking at how bumblebees optimise their foraging routes
Neonicotinoid pesticides and nutritional stress
Proceedings of the Royal Society 20/12/2017
Reporting on the combined effects of neonics and nutritional stress
Pesticides harm bees more than thought Independent 20/12/17
The layman’s version of the above.
Can you pick the bees out of this insect lineup? New York Times 11.9.17
Why hexagons are so useful in construction Nautilus April 16
Towards pesticidovigilance Science Magazine, 2017
Insect Hotels: Refuge or fad? The Entomologist Lounge, September 18th.
Proving you are what you eat – what makes a queen? New York Times 31st August
Are you serving your bees poisoned pollen? Telegraph 15th July
Stolen bees – how many? Express May 4th
Stolen bees – BBC figures May 5th
Oxalic acid and glycerin to treat varroa? Honey Bee Suite
New Bee Club in Lancashire The Westmorland Gazette
Read how wild birds help humans find honey BBC 21.7.16
… and how bees help their mates keep cool New Scientist 20.7.16
What were the bees doing in the grape hyacinths, asks the Guardian 29.6.16
Did you know that bees sleep between 5 and 8 hours a day? But what do they dream about? BBC
There has been a spike in the incidence of American Foul Brood (AFB) in Northern Ireland. BBC 23 June 2016
I sometimes want to give my bees an ASBO, but in London these bees have been tagged. Lets hope we get some interesting analysis as a result of the work by Queen Mary’s University. BBC 21 June 2016
Looks like some bees fancied a bit of joyriding. Telegraph, 24th May. Interestingly, the Telegraph reported the bees followed the car for 24 hours. The metro picked up the story, but reported it with the bees following for 2 days. Hmmm…
And in medialand, no swarm of bees is small. Any gathering of more than 50 bees is reported as a huge swarm of bees. They should have seen some of the ones I’ve seen ….
Never known for understatement, the Mirror describes apocalyptic scenes of terror in Mytholmroyd. In other words, some bees flying around in someone’s garden.
Back in the real world, Bristol University reports on how bees pick up tiny electromagnetic signals emitted by flowers
And if you are still undecided on Brexit, the Telegraph reports that two leading environmental charities say the bugs will be better off if we stay in. The ABKA website remains resolutely neutral on the subject. But let us know if you agree or not.
The At Bristol Science Centre are doing a study to compare a city hive to a country hive, with live webcams at both! Take a look. The tweets from the bees are quite funny, and apparently this was featured in Springwatch, so some of you may have caught it.
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