UK Bees

Help Safeguard the Future of Britain's Bees

Ian Ainsworth | Posted 22.07.2016 | 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 30.10.2015 | 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.

Weekend Shopping: Queen Bee Style

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Last spring saw one the release of the most perfect fashion collections in recent memory, from Alexander McQueen. Based around bees and women as worker bees, this fantastically visual theme was cross-pollinated with the brand's dark romance. Immaculate construction ensured each elegant look was executed in the most high fashion way.

The World Is Bigger Than Us, Things I Saw in the Woods Today, on Biodynamic Farming

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK
Samantha van Dalen

There is a saying in Latin- a language I continue to vainly attempt to learn. Utendum est aetate; cito pede labitur aetas. We should make use of time for time slips quickly by. - Ovid.

Bee Action Plan - We Must Sting UK Government Into Tougher Action To Protect Our Pollinators

Andy Atkins | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Andy Atkins

It's hard to imagine a world without the familiar springtime buzz of bees among the blossom. We need bees to pollinate our food and keep our gardens and countryside blooming. But unless we take decisive action to protect these iconic species now, we face a drab landscape lacking wildflowers and a diet that costs us more, but is less tasty and nutritious.

On Bees and Food

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Peter and I talked about bees and the recent initiative at the farm to promote beekeeping. Peter also shared some of the dark, despicable secrets of the commercial bee-keeping industry where bees are literally exploited to death. None of these practices, it should be said, are the biodynamic way.

Bees With Tiny Backpack Sensors Are Mapping Their Own Destruction

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

More than 5,000 honey bees in Australia have been attached to minute RFID sensors to try and track their movements - and find out how to prevent their...

This Pair Of Thieves Could Be In A Sticky Situation..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.12.2013 | UK

Norwich is a-buzz, with thieves having stolen a beehive containing thousands of sleeping bees. The hive was stolen from a community garden in Marlp...

WATCH: Drone Attacked By Swarm Of Bees

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech

Among the things that Amazon hasn't counted on in trying to make its drone delivery service a goer are (a) birds and (b) reality. And now, to that...

The Colour Yellow, Autumn, How Not to Feel Blue

Samantha van Dalen | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha van Dalen

Yellow is 'a colour capable of charming God' (Vincent van Gogh from his letters to his brother Theo). Van Gogh's use of yellow is perhaps best seen in his Sunflowers which he considered to be a 'simple' painting (ironically one version sold for a record sum in 1987).

WATCH: Bumble Bee High-Fives Drunk Guy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

There's anthropomorphism - and there's believing that a bee is actually high-fiving you. Well, he'd had a few beers... So who can blame him? ...

Why We Need to Save the Bees

Lord de Mauley | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Politics
Lord de Mauley

People care about bees. As minister for environmental science, I've received thousands of emails, letters and petition signatures calling on the government to act now to protect our bees. And I share their concerns, because bees are vitally important.