Tag Archives: Bumblebees

Spreading the Bee Buzz #8 – Apis, Bombus, and many more

The latest in our series on beekeeping for a village magazine – written for non-beekeepers, and to suit the broad range of ages and knowledge among the readers. The poor spring seems to have both delayed and reduced the number … Continue reading

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Oregon State bans some pesticides after Bumblebee Apocalypse

Now it appears that those in power are actually waking up. The pesticide and all derivatives containing dinotefuran neonicotinoid are only being banned for the next 6 months but its a start in the right direction. http://grist.org/news/oregon-bans-some-insecticides-following-bee-deaths/?utm_campaign=business-tech&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&sub_email=kevin918coleman%40btinternet.com

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Bumblebee rehousing

Last weekend we were contacted by a householder who had a bird house in his back garden, which had been occupied by bumblebees. He wanted to know if these were a danger to kids but was aware of problems with … Continue reading

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Short Haired Bumblebees. The story so far.

Obviously this isn’t the usual suspect under discussion on this site but I think the plight of all bee species is particularly important because what affects one species can affect many. The Short Haired Bumblebee being a good example. The … Continue reading

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Information on Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Bees

Hi All, I have been dragging my heels on this issue for ages because of difficulties getting a post onto this site. All sorted out now though thanks to Paul and a good search of the territory to see how … Continue reading

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Bumble bee sting

Yesterday I was asked to look at a bees nest in someone’s compost heap on our allotments. I happily had a look and established that it was a bumblebee nest (smallish, furry with white bottoms). The owner of the heap … Continue reading

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