Category Archives: Europe

Support for Bangor University research on tough bees

Scientists hoping to breed bees resistant to disease and harsh Welsh weather say they have been inundated by offers of help. Read more

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German Airports Using “Biodetective” Honeybees To Monitor Air Quality

Environmental monitoring has come a long way since the proverbial canary in the coal mine. Now we use bees. Read more

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Ten-year plan to help honey bees

HONEY bees are to be given greater protection under a ten-year strategy unveiled yesterday. Read more

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£10m scheme looks at bees in UK

The Swindon-based Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has launched a £10 million programme to look at the decline of honeybees and other pollinating insects. Read more

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More bees survive despite UK’s harsh winter

The percentage of honeybee colonies which made it through this winter was slightly higher than last year despite the harsh conditions, the British Beekeepers’ Association said yesterday. But while there was a “small and encouraging improvement” in survival rates this … Continue reading

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Killer hornets could kill honeybees

Giants hornets attacking Gloucestershire’s honey bees could kill off its honey production industry. Read more

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‘Adoption’ scheme aims to help save honeybees

People who are concerned about the fate of the UK’s honeybees but who do not want to keep bees themselves can now get involved with efforts to protect them under an “adoption” scheme launched today. Read more

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Project to establish first honeybee sanctuary in North Wales

A pioneering village has become a hive of activity after setting itself up as a honeybee sanctuary. Henllan, in Denbighshire, aims to become a bee-friendly village to give a helping hand to the beleaguered insect. Read more

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“Bears Love Honey”

Ultimately, the Berlin International Film Festival managed to come up with at least one plausible winner, the Turkish-German co-production Bal (Honey) from director Semih Kaplanoglu. Michael Althen reports on a worthy winner at a not-so-worthy festival Read more

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One million honeybees to colonise the City

The Square Mile will be buzzing with the sound of about a million extra honeybees this year. Read more

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