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Goathland apiceutical research centre hope

An academic who has studied the medicinal properties of bees for 25 years is hoping to set up a global research centre near his home in Goathland. Read more

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MP suggests pesticides contributing to demise of bees

AN OPPOSITION MP has called on the Government to do more to stem the decline of bee numbers in the UK. In a letter to Defra, Martin Caton, the Labour MP for Gower, suggested that a group of systemic pesticides … Continue reading

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Boffins hope to use DNA to kill off mite destroying Kent’s bee population

Beekeepers across Kent have welcomed news of a breakthrough in the fight against the blood-sucking varroa mite parasite – but with reservations about its effectiveness. Read more

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Healthy hive training offered to novice beekeepers

Hundreds of volunteers in England and Wales are to be trained to teach amateur beekeepers how to keep their hives healthy over winter. Read more

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New Honeybee Breed Key to Combating Colony Collapse Disorder

A British beekeeper has been working on creating a new strain of honeybee resistant to the varroa mite, a prime suspect in colony collapse disorder (CCD), and it looks like he’s hit a high note after 18 years of careful … Continue reading

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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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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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