Category Archives: Misc

Beekeeper was spy for Stalin

Dorothy Constance Galton, a university secretary and bee keeper, was investigated by security services who believed she was acting as a go-between for Stalin, secret files disclose. Read more

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Rap video aims to save honeybees

So you think you can dance? Can you do the honeybee? Read more

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Mosquito spraying in the county may devastates bees

Christmas may not be the same for Jimmy Hills and his friends this year, following a recent episode with mosquito spraying. Read more

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Bees’ sweet yearnings produce blue honey

No one is quite sure when. No one is quite sure where. And after decades of studying, experts still disagree on why. Read more

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Thieves plunder royal beekeeper’s hives

Police are questioning beekeepers after as many as 500,000 bees were stolen from a farm, it emerged yesterday. Read more

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Natural product to help honey bees

A new product can enhance and improve the performance of bees as pollinators, it is claimed. Read more

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Complexity of honey makes it more than just a sweetene

It hardly seems adequate to call honey a sweetener. It’s a complex and varied natural product that tastes of its origins in the same way that wines taste of the places their grapes were grown. That means honey can add … Continue reading

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Chimps use special tools to raid hives for honey

But chimps, living in a remote and steamy African forest, have been observed for the first time using specially designed “tool kits” to extract honey from beehives, often glued to branches more than 50 yards above the forest floor. Read … Continue reading

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Bad Bees of Brazil

Eleven African queen bees and swarms of half-African drones and workers escaped from a Sao Paulo laboratory in 1957, and Brazil has been pained about it ever since. Read More

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German Scientists Say Pest-Fighting Bees Could Protect Crops

German scientists believe that honey bees could be used to protect crops from pests such as caterpillars, a finding that could eliminate the necessity for potentially harmful insecticides. Read More

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