Category: England

Beekeeping news from England.

Allotments best for Bees

Allotments are providing the best habitat for bees while parks and roadsides need improving, warns a leading bee expert following the results of the first-ever Great British Bee Count published in October 2014 by Friends...

Friends of the Earth’s The Bee Cause Campaign

Bees are in trouble across Europe because we’re destroying their habitat and the food sources they need year round. The decline in the UK is especially marked. Insensitive land use, farming practices and built...

2013 International Beekeeping Photo Competition

Vita (Europe) Ltd launches 2013 international beekeeping photographic competition. This photo competition has also cashed prizes and beekeeping products for the winners, and the best pictures will feature in the Vita 2014 Calendar. How to...

What`s killing our bees – BBC report

What`s Killing Our Bees BBC Horizon 2013 – is the name of the great (59 minutes) video report from BBC reporter Bill Turnbull. He investigates varroa and neonicotinoids impacts on honey bees. Watch video below if Bill Turnbull...

Inside of tracking honey bee

Inside of tracking flight of honey bee

Sometimes it’s really hard to make quality research special whit small animals like bees. But first question is why would you track honey bees? Probably the main reason for that is decreasing population of honey bees...

Neonicotinoids causes a change in gene activity in bees

New research from the University of Nottingham (UK), shows that exposure of bees neonicotinoids, causes changes in gene activity. Study (Transient Exposure to Low Levels of Insecticide Affects Metabolic Networks of Honeybee Larvae), published...

Significant Bee losses in 2012/13

According to BBKA (The British Beekeepers Association) Winter Survival Survey in England there were third of all honey bee colonies lost over the winter of 2012/2013. That is more than double the losses of the previous...