July 2015

This news is very concerning. I thought we were beginning to help people understand the fundamental necessity of bees and the dangers of pesticides. http://www.economicvoice.com/bee-harming-pesticides-to-be-used-again/

June 2015

A Highway for Bees from Norway http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ I think this is such a terrific and fun initiative http://www.telegraph.co.uk BEE NEWS from FRANCE The Minister of Agriculture in France is calling for a label for French Honey http://www.lemonde.fr And here, the Prinicipality of Monaco is supporting Beekeeping. Installing hives and teaching beekeeping to school children https://www.facebook.com

May 2015

It seems that slowly, slowly governments are waking up to the dangers of the neonicotinoid pesticides. Let us hope they do not drag their feet for much longer. How many bees have you seen this spring? We have far fewer feeding at the farm. In spite of a tremendous display of cherry blossom we have…

March 2015

A very innovative way of creating awareness of honeybee loss: http://www.louismasai.com/#!outside-bees-2014/cnwh The Bee Cause. Dear Carol, Giant chemical company Bayer just tried to sue Friends of the Earth Germany over its claims that a pesticide called thiacloprid harms bees. They lost. The German judge ruled in Friends of the Earth Germany’s favour, saying that they had a right…

February 2015

Thank you Michael Sutton for this informative little film about honeybees: "Apis Mellifera: Honey Bee" a high-speed short from Michael N Sutton / @MNS1974 on Vimeo. I have signed this. Perhaps you would like to as well? http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=16305 It is good to hear that British urban bees are surviving and should point the way for…

January 2015

I have been sent this link by beekeeper in Devon, England. It looks like a terrific way to get in touch with bees and beekeeping and to support them. http://www.naturalbeekeepingtrust.org/ for those of you living in or near the Hudson Valley, New York, this looks like a terrific organisation. http://www.ulsterbees.org/Ulster_County_Beekeepers/Welcome.html

December 2014

This one is a bit urgent. Deadline 22nd December to sign, Please USA, sign this. I have. Thank you. Friends of the Earth U.S. : Tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: suspend neonics now! We only have until December 22nd to comment and tell the EPA to protect bees, not chemical companies’ profits, and suspend…

November 2014

I found this during various researches and think it is inspiring. From Portland, Oregan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLXgxNSwaY8 I think this is worth reposting. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/doctors-nurses-urge-ban-on-neonic-pesticides/article21605544/ I have signed. Perhaps you would like to too? https://secure3.convio.net/lcv/site/Advocacy?page=UserAction&id=1835&s_src=CK-LCV-BEE-A03-FB-FBLP.D-FKW.OCPM-US-AN112-BO-18p-T01.P01.C02.D01 This is worth a read http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/science/clues-to-bees-history-tucked-away-in-drawers.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1409232722000&bicmet=1419773522000&_r=2&referrer

September 2014

Pro-active Canadian beekeepers. Terrific. Let us hope that they win I wish them every success. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/canadian-beekeepers-sue-bayer-syngenta-over-neonicotinoid-pesticides-1.2754441 Do bees prefer city flowers to country flowers? Those flower patches squeezed into postage stamp–sized spaces in cities do much more than add a splash of color to the urban environment. The 30,000 schoolchildren in the Big Bumblebee Discovery…

July 2014

Please take the time to watch this http://www.tfsp.info Bees on the Brink. These two parts were sent to me from the States from Bee Ambassadors: Part One: http://www.startribune.com/local/268611322.html?site=full Part Two : http://www.startribune.com/local/264929101.html?site=full

April 2014

If you are in the States or can access this, it is worthing signing. Presidential support for bees would certainly help http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14079

March 2014

Our bees are dying out fast. Last year your support was critical in convincing the Government to create a Bee Action Plan to save our bees. Now we need your help once again. Can you be part of the generation that helps save British bees? Bees Minister Lord de Mauley wants your thoughts on his…

February 2014

Bees’ Gifts for your Valentine – please support this and share it http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/1881/p/salsa/web/common/public/content?content_item_KEY=13426 As an organic farmer and someone who fights for the protection of our bees, I request you please to sign this and to pass it on. If you don’t speak French: it is the plea of a young viticulture, Emmanuel Giboulot, who…

January 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/jan/01/surgihoney-treatment-infected-wounds http://hilo.hawaii.edu/adoptabeehive/ http://www.marinbeecompany.com/Adopt_A_Hive.html https://www.facebook.com/adoptabeehive http://adoptabeehive.com.au If you in France and wish to sign your vote for the Bees, here is a link http://www.ogm-abeille.org I have heard stories such as this one below before

December 2013

Another little blessing from the honey bee http://news.sciencemag.org/plants-animals/2013/12/better-berry-thanks-bees There is a Facebook page worth looking at called Beyond Pesticides https://www.facebook.com/beyondpesticides One of its posts is the following which those of you in the States who are concerned for your bees might want to sign. In Europe, we have begun our two-year trial ban on Neonicotinoids.

August 2013

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/beekeeping/10206225/Radar-antennae-reveal-how-disease-and-pesticides-are-harming-bees-navigation.html Can you see this, one on top of the other as though mating? Can anyone identify this wasp, please? A Yellow Jacket? http://investmentwatchblog.com/31-percent-of-u-s-honey-bees-were-wiped-out-this-year-who-will-pollinate-our-crops/ Here is an interview I have just done with California. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/themagicoflife/2013/08/09/carol-drinkwater-the-bees-with-max-ryan A BBC Horizon Special entitled What’s Killing Our Bees? was shown last week. Bill Turnbull, journalist and beekeeper, takes a…

July 2013

http://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought/ Here is a little about the Bumble bee rather than honeybees. Equally fascinating and equally necessary http://bumblebeeconservation.org/about-bees/lifecycle/ http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070182 Isabella Rossellini has a crazy series of films called Green Porno. The films relate the mating habits and rituals of various bugs and beasties Here is Isabella’s take on BEES http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUsm2N0f6GE