Honey detective work raises fears for bees

Pollinators risk running short of food as wildflowers disappear in a "green desert", experts warn.

bbcnews
Jan. 14, 2021 ~3 min

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UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide

In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause.

bbcnews
Jan. 11, 2021 ~3 min

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Global map of bees created in conservation first

The data will help protect vital pollinators and could lead to new bee discoveries, say scientists.

bbcnews
Nov. 20, 2020 ~3 min

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'Murder hornet': First nest found in US eradicated with vacuum hose

The Asian giant hornets can wipe out a colony of honeybees in hours.

bbcnews
Oct. 25, 2020 ~2 min

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Lockdown: Label showing plants safe for bees and butterflies

People enhancing their gardens during lockdown may not realise some plants have insecticides.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 8, 2020 ~2 min

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Blowing bubbles: Soapy spheres pop pollen on fruit trees

Japanese researchers succeed in fertilising pears using pollen carried on a soap bubble.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

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A Bee C: Scientists translate honeybee queen duets

Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

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'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

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Wisbech bees killed by 'morons' in hive attack

Conservationists believe as many as 10,000 endangered black bees died.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

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