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Mixed-breed bees have most resistance to disease

Some beekeepers buy Italian bees or Russian bees — each type having its own attributes. Kelton said the bees that seem to have the strongest resistance to disease, however, are wild, mixed-breed bees. Read More

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Bumble-bees go ‘off-colour’ when they are sickly

Bumble-bees go ‘off colour’ and can’t remember which flowers have the most nectar when they are feeling under the weather, a new study from the University of Leicester reveals. (…) there is concern about both the decline in wild bumble-bee … Continue reading

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UK government looks to protect honey bees

The UK government has launched a new consultation to try to save honey bees in the country. Read more

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Beekeepers in UK demand £8m for research into treatment against devastating viruses

Beekeepers have warned that most of the country’s honey bees could be wiped out by disease in 10 years unless an urgent research programme is launched to find new treatments and drugs. They are to launch a nationwide campaign, including … Continue reading

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Diseases could wipe out honeybees by 2018 in UK

Most of Britain’s honeybees could be wiped out by disease in 10 years, costing the economy £165 million a year, experts warned yesterday. Read more

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