- 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.
This link is an excellent introduction to your knowledge of bees and beekeeping 2016 Bee Symposium: Keeping Bees Healthy | University of California, Davis campus This educational program is designed for beekeepers of all experience levels, including gardeners, farmers and anyone interested in the world of pollination and bees. In addition to our speakers there…
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…
This is a very unusual bumblebee. You might be interested n reading about it https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/bumblebees-of-the-world-bombus-kluanensis/#more-19259
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
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…
This is such a lovely story… This is fascinating short piece about Bee’s Intelligence U.S. agencies need better data to protect bees, watchdog says Was a USDA scientist muzzled because of his bee research?