Asian hornet nest destroyed in Berkshire
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The first confirmed sighting of an Asian hornet (Vespa velutina) in the UK for more than a year was made in Ascot, Berkshire, on 8 October, 2021. Four ..read more
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Knit your own bees
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1y ago
Every year my son Richard (who just happens to be the co-editor of this esteemed magazine) sells his honey at a local Christmas market. One year, to ..read more
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Fighting the sour side of honey sales
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1y ago
Funny’ honey is hitting the news. Headlines in the UK and around the world are highlighting the issues of alleged widespread honey adulteration and ..read more
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Ascot race to find Asian hornet nest
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1y ago
Ascot race to find Asian hornet nest by Stephen Fleming, co-editor Beekeepers have been following the news of Asian hornet nest searches in the UK ..read more
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The electric ecology of bees by Beth Harris, University of Bristol
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1y ago
Beth Harris explores the extraordinary role that electricity in the environment plays in pollination and bee behaviour ... and perhaps much more. Electroreception ..read more
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In pursuit of a Scillonian honey bee
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1y ago
Few places in the British Isles are varroa-free, but the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands 25 miles off the south-west tip of Cornwall and owned by the ..read more
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To tang... or not to tang
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1y ago
In April's 'Hive mind', we asked if tanging, a traditional method of grounding a swarm, is still practised. Readers are responding ..read more
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European foulbrood: Diversity and genotyping
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1y ago
European foulbrood: Diversity and genotyping written by Victoria Tomkies, manager of the bee health diagnostics laboratory, Fera Science Ltd and Giles ..read more
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The Scilly game of drones written by Stephen Fleming co-editor, BeeCraft
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1y ago
Honey bee drones (males) are known to drift from one colony to another in their exploration of new areas to mate with queens. But are they sea-faring buccaneers prepared to cross large expanses of water to meet a mate?  ..read more
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Telling the bees: Norman Chapman 1924 –2022
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1y ago
Norman Chapman 1924 –2022: Valerie Rhenius, Norman Chapman’s daughter and publicity secretary of the National Honey Show, writes: Dad ..read more
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