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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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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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BBKA to fund a PhD project into investigating the genetic basis of hygienic behaviour in honeybees

The British Beekeepers’ Association, which represents more than 16,000 of the country’s amateur beekeepers, will give a £36,000 grant to support the work of a post graduate student over the next three years, in the prestigious Laboratory of Apiculture and … Continue reading

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Loss of forage biggest long-term threat to bees

Intensification of farming and subsequent decline in food sources rather than pesticides or disease seen as biggest threat to honey bees Read more

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Beeswax plant fire ruled accidental

Investigators have concluded that a fire which destroyed a building at a beeswax purification plant in Winfred, Aberdeen was accidental and resulted from solvent that vaporized and ignited. Read more

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Disease threat to bees comes under the microscope at college

A parasitic disease threatening honey bees was among 11 research topics tackled recently by lecturers at Moray College. The £3,000 study into varroasis was one of the college’s first small research projects necessary to gain university status. Read more

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Healer who refused traditional medicine died after treating infection with honey

A former nurse who turned to the world of alternative medicine was accused at the High Court of being responsible for the death of her ”soulmate” partner. Read more

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Helping Honeybees – York scientists win prestigious award

The work of The Food and Environment Research Agency’s (Fera) knowledge management team has won the prestigious 2009 Whitehall & Westminster World Civil Service Award for Knowledge Management and Analysis. Read more

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UK Hospitals Use Honey to Beat Superbugs

When Antibiotics Fail, Nurses Turn to Maggots and Manuka Honey to Beat Superbugs Read more

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Lancaster London Hotel Installs Beehives on its Roof

Back in July, half a million honey bees checked in at the Lancaster London, making it the first central London hotel to install beehives on its roof. Read more

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