Apis mellifera Two closely related subspecies of Honey Bee are commonly found in South Africa, the Cape Honey Bee from the Western Cape being more aggressive than the African Honey Bee that occurs from the Karoo northwards to Ethiopia and Sudan (distribution map). They were also imported to Brazil from whence they spread all over […]
The Guardian has two articles on how the reducing mowing of verges is helping rare wildflowers and declining bee populations to recover. Projects to reduce grass cutting and increase the diversity of plants and wildlife along Britain’s roads are having dramatic results Read more at On the verge: a quiet roadside revolution is boosting wildflowers […]
As you probably know by now, I absolutely love bees and I am both trying to base my career on them and spend my free time studying them. 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝 Since finishing university I have been spending my time researching both bees and how to create a good habitat for them in the form of wildlife […]
(CNN) — Je suis B. Instagram gained a new French influencer and her name is B. She does what all good influencers do — takes carefully posed selfies, posts enviable travel shots and answers cheeky Q&As. There’s just one thing that separates her from all the other influencers. She’s a bee. Just “check out that side bee…” That’s right. B. has two wings, six fuzzy legs, and a sweet little dusting of pollen all over her yellow and black thorax. […]
The Xerces society has an article on the impact of Fungicide Impacts on Pollinators They cover the subtle but significant effects fo fungicides, how bees are exposed and solutions.
Center for Biological Diversity News Release The Environmental Protection Agency announced so-called “emergency” approvals today to spray sulfoxaflor — an insecticide it considers “very highly toxic” to bees — on nearly 14 million acres of crops known to attract bees. The approval includes 2019 crops of cotton and sorghum in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Kansas, […]
U.N. Report: 1 Million Species at Risk of Extinction MAY 06, 2019 An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on […]