UK Bees

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 23.03.2014 | 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 21.03.2014 | 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 14.03.2014 | 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 13.03.2014 | 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 07.03.2014 | 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.

The UK Government Must Agree to a Bee Action Plan

Paul de Zylva | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paul de Zylva

There are over 250 bee species in Britain, and many are in serious decline. Wild honey bees are nearly extinct and solitary bees are declining in more than half the areas they've been studied. Some species of bumblebee have been lost altogether.

What's All the Buzz About?

Tony Gray | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK
Tony Gray

Bee numbers have been on the decline since the Sixties, so it is crucial to raise as much awareness as possible around their economical and environmental importance to encourage people to show their support for the British bee.

Britain Attacked For Voting Against Ban On Pesticides To Protect Bees

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK

Britain has been strongly criticised for not backing a ban on pesticides feared to be killing bees with environmentalists claiming the government is i...

Will Our Environment Minister Vote for the Bees or the Chemical Companies?

Amy Leech | Posted 12.06.2013 | UK Politics
Amy Leech

Today's news that Waitrose are suspending the use of the three neonicotinoids in their supply chain is a ray of hope for the bees amidst predictably grey skies and gloomy headlines.

Pesticides and Pollinators - Time to Act

Ruth Bond | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Ruth Bond

Our bee population remains in crisis and, in recent months, bees have been in the headlines once again. This is largely in light of a growing body of evidence emerging on the impact that neonicotinoids - a type of systemic insecticide used in agriculture, as well as in the home - has on bee health and wellbeing.

What Will Be Won't Bee

Ella Pawlik | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Tech
Ella Pawlik

Someone nowhere probably didn't say this, although everyone thinks it was Einstein: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live". A rogue, probably inaccurate quote. So why bother using it? Because it's likely to be a bit accurate too. In short: bees are dying. And we should be worried.

Six Steps to Saving The X Factor

Toby Earle | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Toby Earle

It's been a rum year for ITV's rendered pop factory due to dwindling audiences, an uninspiring line-up of contestants, and North Korea's ruling elite slamming Louis Walsh's decision to not take Poisonous Twin into the live shows.

Do Bees Have 'Flight Plans'?

PA | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK

Scientists tracking the flight of the bumblebee have been astonished by the power of the insects' tiny brains. Let loose to find their way among fi...

WATCH: Man Finds 50,000 Bees Inside His House

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Larry Chen is a 27-year-old photojournalist who lives in Los Angeles with his 50,000 bee friends. Well, he used to anyway. And by 'friends' we of cour...

Brain Decline Can Be Reversed (In Bees) Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities t...

What Kills More Britons? Bees Or Terrorism?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK

Bees and wasps have caused as many deaths in the UK as terrorism in the past decade, an independent watchdog has found. In the Independent Reviewer...

Worldwide Decline Of Honey Bees Linked To Killer Virus

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Scientists have pinpointed the driving factor behind the alarming worldwide decline of honeybees and the collapse of their colonies. The Varroa mit...