UK Bees

Bees And Feet

Caragh Little | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK Tech
Caragh Little

So worker bees in hives in Manchester have had tiny chip devices fitted, like mini backpacks, so that their movements can be tracked, recorded and analysed. The project is part of a scheme to track a whole range of animate and inanimate objects in the city to build up a picture of what happens there each day.

Why Manuka Honey Is So Super It Should Wear A Cape

Alexandra Johnson | Posted 28.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Johnson

I'm not a naturalist by nature, I believe in the powers of modern medicine and openly scoff at those who chow down on herbal supplements. But seriously? The greatest scientists in the world can't find a cure for the MRSA superbug, but mother nature, using bees, has? This required further investigation.

This Huge Swarm Of Bees On A London Street Is All Kinds Of Nope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK

A huge swarm of bees hit part of London during rush hour, shocking onlookers who were forced to duck for cover. People were stopped in their tracks an...

On The Verge Of Extinction

Dr Trevor Dines | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK
Dr Trevor Dines

Vibrant verges are an oasis of colour in an increasingly grey landscape and they can contribute to our health and wellbeing. For many of the 23 million people who commute to work by road the verge is their only daily contact with nature. The procession of colour from bluebells to betony through the year brightens our days, keep us in touch with the changing seasons and provide us with a real sense of place.

Here's What Our Dinner Plates Could Look Like Without Bees

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A world without bees would be a very sad world indeed, but that’s where we could be headed. Due to climate change, the increased use of pesticides a...

This Is Having A Drastic Effect On Bees Buzzing And Collecting Pollen

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s most common insecticide stops bees from buzzing, preventing them from shaking out flowers’ pollen, a study has found. Neonicotinoids h...

Bees Have Emotions And Sugar Makes Them Happy, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Tech

There’s nothing quite like a sugar rush to lift your spirits, and it appears that bees would be inclined to agree. A new study at Queen Mary Univers...

Honey Oozing Out Of Hospital Ceiling Announces Presence Of 110,000 Secret Bees

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

Beekeepers were called to investigate after the ceiling of a hospital ward mysteriously began to drip with honey. While the presence of bees was not u...

Why I'm More of a Buddleia Than the Noble Rose

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

My love affair with roses goes back many years, perhaps when I first received them from an enamoured suitor. The evocative deep red, the heady scent, ...

The World's Most Popular Insecticide Could Be Making Male Bees Infertile

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Tech

Albert Einstein famously predicted that if bees disappeared from the face of the Earth, humans would only have four years left to live. In fact, 70 o...

Help Safeguard the Future of Britain's Bees

Ian Ainsworth | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK
Ian Ainsworth

I believe it's so important that we all work together, to help safeguard the future of the British beefarming industry and to ensure we can all continue to enjoy delicious picnics, BBQs, ice creams and ice cold glasses of cider, on sunny summer days like the one we're enjoying today, for years to come.

You Can Now Become A Bee Apprentice

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech

The British honey bee is under threat; three species are already extinct and many more under threat. And the decline in bee numbers doesn’t just aff...

The Bee All And End All: Why Should We Care That The Bees Are Dying?

Frontier | Posted 30.10.2016 | UK

An apocalyptic statement, often attributed to Albert Einstein, claims that if the bees disappeared, 'man would only have four years of life left'. You...

Everything You Need To Know About The Decline Of Bees In One Infographic

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK

The UK government recently lifted the EU ban on the use of certain neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been linked to the decline in the bee populati...

500k People Don't Want The Government To Lift A Ban On 'Bee-Killing' Pesticides - But It Just Did

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK

The government has lifted an EU ban on "dangerous" pesticides linked to the decline in bees, despite a petition from more than half a million people p...

Twin Toddlers Drown After Pram Rolls Into Canal As Mother Swats Bee

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Twin boys aged 18-months have died after their pram rolled into a canal as their mother tried to swat away a bee. Silas and Eli Keslar were belted...

Watch A Giggling Obama Try To Calm Screaming Kids As Bees Invade Story Telling

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK

US President Barack Obama’s Easter address was rudely interrupted this year by airborne invaders. Of the honey-making variety. The President...

Are Bees 'Green Crap'?

Barry Gardiner | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Gardiner

This government is presiding over the unravelling of the fabric of nature. On our small part of the planet our approach to pollinators is a local example of what is a growing, global 'biodiversity crisis'. Sir David Attenborough has talked about this crisis leading not only to great physical impoverishment but to great spiritual impoverishment as well. It is hard to imagine a world without bees. It would be even harder to live in it.

Lorry Sheds Load Of 20 Million 'Thirsty... Disoriented and Angry' Bees On American Highway

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK

A lorry transporting 20 million bees has overturned on an American highway. The vehicle – carrying 460 hives – tipped over on the Route 896 no...

Bees Swarm Portsmouth Student's Car, Bonnet Jokes Ensue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK
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This is the rather remarkable moment a Portsmouth student's car was swarmed by 20,000 bees. George Neal's housemate, Rory Edwards, was forced to ri...

This Bizarre Incident Caused A Buzz In London

Posted 16.05.2014 | UK

People were swarming around a Topshop in London on Friday - but it was for all the wrong reasons. They were trying to risk a look at a swarm of bee...

WATCH: Boneco The Beekeeping Donkey Is A Sweet Success

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Anything we can do animals do better. Last week we brought you the wonderful spectacle of Bazz the beekeeping Labrador. And now please give it...

Deadly Asian Hornets Have Killed 6 In France & Could Be On Their Way To Britain

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

There are fears that giant Asian hornets responsible for the deaths of six people in France are en route to Britain. The insect’s toxic sting can...

Entrepreneurial Beekeeper Wears 45kg 'Bee Dress' To Promote Honey Business

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

What’s a beekeeper got to do to get some attention around here? Try wearing a “bee dress” – consisting of around 456,500 of the blighters....

Never Has the Phrase 'Adapt or Die' Been So Apt

Ben Price | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben Price

The world over, we are seeing ever more cases of extreme weather, from the recent floods in the UK to wild fires in Australia. With each incident comes the familiar assurances that - this time - the necessary action will be taken to make sure there is no repeat. The reality is we have no choice, as every country faces the fact that climate change - and its impact on the weather - is no longer a distant prediction, but a daily reality. And for the poorest people on the planet, the need to change is not just a matter of saving money, but saving lives.