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Europe proposes full ban on ‘bee-harming pesticides’

The European Commission has proposed a ban on widely used insecticides from all fields across Europe under draft regulations, and cite them as having “high acute risks to bees”. The decision by Brussels, in documents seen by The Guardian, could … Continue reading

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Japanese scientists demonstrate ‘drone bee’ prototype

Japanese scientists demonstrate ‘drone bee’ prototype A group of Japanese researchers have successfully demonstrated that a small ‘drone bee’ can be used to artificially pollinate flowers. The team from the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) demonstrated … Continue reading

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South Africa/Sri Lanka match delayed due to bizarre reason

South Africa/Sri Lanka match delayed due to bizarre reason A buzz like no other in Johannesburg today as a swarm of bees invaded the One Day International match between South Africa and Sri Lanka. An unusual invasion took place at … Continue reading

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Organic honey is a sweet success for Cuba as other bee populations suffer

When the Caribbean state was no longer able to afford pesticides – which have been linked with declining bee populations – it made a virtue out of a necessity   Long known for its cigars and rum, Cuba has added … Continue reading

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UN report calls for global action to restore pollinators

A United Nations report on pollinator decline blame loss of habitat, climate change and farming changes, and calls for a range of measures including “bee highways” and tougher controls on new pesticides. Prepared by an international team of experts including … Continue reading

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Environmental groups order government to keep restrictions on insecticides as renewal date looms

  Seventeen of the UK’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment groups are calling for the current EU restrictions on neonicotinoid insecticides to be retained – and extended to all crops – to ‘protect Britain’s bees’. In an open letter to … Continue reading

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An artist is painting 50,000 honey bees in magnificent murals all over the world

An American artist has undertaken an ambitious project to paint thousands of honeybees in a selection of murals at different destinations all around the world. The Good of The Hive is an artistic initiative set up by mural painter Matthew … Continue reading

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Inaugural Egyptair Cargo flight delivers an unusual workforce – of 60 million

The inaugural Egyptair Cargo freighter touched down at Ras Al Khaimah International Airport on Sunday (15 October) with some delicate passengers from Cairo – about 60 million of them!   They were honey bees destined for farms across the UAE. … Continue reading

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Sweet taste of success for Lyreco’s latest environmental project

One of the UK’s biggest providers of workplace supplies is sweetening its environmental credentials at its Shropshire base with a new project to boost Britain’s ailing honey bee population. Lyreco has introduced three beehives at its national distribution centre in … Continue reading

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Bid to burn wasp nest starts Bletchley garage fire

  A garage was destroyed and a house damaged by smoke as two DIY pest controllers attempted to burn a wasp nest. The blaze took hold in a garage in Oakwood Drive, Bletchley at about 14:20 BST on Sunday. Buckinghamshire … Continue reading

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Asian Hornet Update

Following the finding of Asian hornets in Gloucestershire last week we have received a large number of suspect Asian hornet reports from members of the public and beekeepers which we are following up. Bee inspectors have now visited over 100 … Continue reading

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Do you know how honey is produced by the bees

If you don’t know how do bees produce honey until now after reading of this text you will know very well the whole process… The western, or European honeybee, pollinates three fourths of the fruits, veggies and nuts that we … Continue reading

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Meet the Jesmond gardener who could be killed by just one wasp sting

Stings have caused deaths in more than 70% of people with anaphylaxis, most of who did not know they had the condition Keen gardener Steve Fletcher could be killed by just one wasp sting. The 62 year old, from Jesmond, … Continue reading

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Pest controllers discover giant nest built by 10,000 wasps in house loft

A giant nest built by up to 10,000 stinging wasps has been discovered in a loft space The nest was allowed to reach close to its maximum size because the property in question, in the sleepy country village of Pipewell … Continue reading

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Hornet Nest

Mike Dilger visits the home of naturalist Stephen Powles, to find a hornet’s nest in the spare bedroom. It offers a unique chance to see their world close up. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p048lwx9/player

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Why are there wasps in my bathroom

Why are there wasps in my bathroom In the past week there’s been a 1,000% rise in the number of people searching Google to find out when UK wasps will die, while scores of Twitter users have shared tales of … Continue reading

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Bees don’t slack on the job, even when they are ill

Scientists think the insects are ‘hardwired’ to search, no matter how they feel. Struggle to get into work when you feel under the weather? You should take inspiration from the hard-working honeybee and spring out of bed. New research has … Continue reading

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WARNING: Swarms of drunk, unemployed and angry German wasps could hit Lancashire

WARNING: Swarms of drunk, unemployed and angry  German wasps could hit Lancashire “Bored, angry and drunk” German wasps could start attacking and stinging people in Lancashire at random, experts have warned. People are being warned to watch out for swarms … Continue reading

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Stung by a wasp while clearing poppies

Stung by a wasp while clearing poppies The ladybird poppies, fire-engine red with jet black centres, had flopped in the rain, their flimsy petals scattered across the path. Cutting back the plants, it took me a moment to process what … Continue reading

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Young girl stung 30-40 times by wasps in the Staffordshire Moorlands

A young girl suffered between 30 and 40 wasp stings after she slipped on leaves and disturbed a wasp nest in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The horrible incident happened in woods near Upper Cotton just before 4.00pm on Thursday afternoon. An … Continue reading

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Dog attacked by wasps is home from vets

The dog that was attacked by wasps and had to be rescued from the River Foss at Haxby is back home now. Bailey, who is 13 and a half, was subject to a ferocious attack by the insects and badly … Continue reading

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Paper wasps punish rivals with poker faces

Wasps with a mismatch between fighting ability and facial patterns are treated more aggressively by other wasps. When we think of wasps, honesty isn’t usually the first word to that springs to mind. Yet new evidence from a study at … Continue reading

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Swarm List

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When wasps ATTACK

When wasps ATTACK Experts reveal why the evil insects target you, how to avoid being stung and whether killing one will cause an army to swarm If you’ve ever been stung by a bee or wasp, you might think the attack … Continue reading

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