Bees

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Environment Minister launches new Pollinator Action Plan

Minister for the Environment, Rebecca Pow today (Monday, May 23), launched the government’s new Pollinator Action Plan (PAP) which sets...

May 23, 2022

Welsh minister visits honey producer for World Bee Day

Welsh minister visits honey producer for World Bee Day

Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has visited an award-winning honey producer in Builth Wells to mark and celebrate...

May 20, 2022

Scientists to create tiny robotic bees for pollination

Scientists to create tiny robotic bees for pollination

Two scientists from the UK and the US have been jointly awarded £640,000 (approximately €767,981) to build tiny robots that...

April 8, 2022

Farmers among winners of Bees’ Needs Champions Awards

Farmers among winners of Bees’ Needs Champions Awards

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced the full list of winners of the 2021 ‘Bees’...

April 1, 2022

Variety of margins important to boosting farmland bees

Variety of margins important to boosting farmland bees

Creating cultivated margins on your farm can support otherwise-threatened wild bees, according to a new study by the Game &...

March 12, 2022

Defra launches its Implementation Plan for  Healthy Bees Plan 2030

Defra launches its Implementation Plan for Healthy Bees Plan 2030

A raft of new actions were published by the government today (October 5) aimed at sustaining populations of honey bees...

October 5, 2021

Government launches Bees’ Needs Week

Government launches Bees’ Needs Week

To mark the start of Bees’ Needs Week 2021 (July 12 – July 18), Environment Minister Rebecca Pow is calling...

July 12, 2021

Honey bees under threat from highly-contagious disease outbreak

Honey bees under threat from highly-contagious disease outbreak

Norfolk beekeepers have reported an outbreak of two highly-contagious diseases for honey bees in the Fakenham and Wells area which...

September 19, 2020

Syrian beekeeping expert to create a buzz at BVA Members’ Day

Syrian beekeeping expert to create a buzz at BVA Members’ Day

An inspirational Syrian beekeeping expert who has used his career with insects to help humans in the UK is set...

August 11, 2018

‘Bumblebees in decline in Europe, climate change to blame’

‘Bumblebees in decline in Europe, climate change to blame’

Bumblebees are in steep decline in both Europe and North America because of climate change, researchers at the University of Vermont...

July 14, 2015

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop an addiction to chemicals used in pesticides, a new study published in the journal Nature has shown. Newcastle...

April 26, 2015