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Super nature: creating a wildlife garden

Hazel Sillver

22nd March, 2011

From birds to dragonflies and butterflies to bees, Hazel Sillver explains how to turn your garden into a haven for wildlife more...
Cattle ranching

WWF calls for 'scaling up' of beef production to combat deforestation in Brazil

Ecologist

22nd February, 2011

In an interview with the Ecologist, WWF Brazil CEO Denise Hamu says increasing productivity can help combat deforestation in the Amazon more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Biodiversity begins with a Bee (according to Scottish Natural Heritage)

The Ecologist

27th January,2011

Scottish Natural Heritage launch a new film in the name of safeguarding biodiversity, complete with with sword-fighting and motorcycling bees...
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Bees

Leaked document exposes risks to bees and insects from Bayer pesticide

Tom Levitt

3rd January, 2010

US government scientists flag up risks to bees and aquatic insects from neonicotinoid pesticide that biotech giant Bayer are trying to gain approval for use by farmers more...
Beekeeping

British Beekeepers' Association to stop endorsing bee-killing pesticides

Alison Benjamin, guardian society editor

17th November, 2010

Beekeepers' group ends commercial relationship with pesticide manufacturer whose product killed bees more...
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Controversial pesticides linked to 'total ecological collapse' of insects and birds

Dearbhla Crosse and Tom Levitt

16th November, 2010

Widespread use of insecticides affecting bee populations but also causing decline in numbers of birds, butterflies and moths, warns Dutch toxicologist
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PHOTO GALLERY: Breeding bees resistant to the varroa mite

Louis Rummer-Downing

22nd October, 2010

British honeybee populations have been decimated by the varroa mite, but hidden inside hives in deepest Cornwall, something very special is happening... more...
Field of Yellow Flowers

'Unnecessary' weedkillers could undermine efforts to protect bee population

Dearbhla Crosse

12th October,2010

New research encouraging gardeners to increase bumblebee populations by planting flowers could be undermined by the use of weedkillers and pesticides, Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) warns more...
A bee in flight

Bees stung by 'climate change-linked' early pollination

Ecologist

7th September, 2010

Climate change may be causing flowers to open before bees emerge from hibernation leading to declines in pollination, new research suggests more...
A bee in flight

‘Growing body of evidence’ links pesticides to bee decline

Ecologist

5th August, 2010

Government and retailers, including B&Q and Wyevale, under pressure to impose a ban on sale of pesticides linked to bee population decline following new research more...
A bumblebee

Why are bees in decline? New research to provide the answers

Ecologist

22nd June, 2010

Nine new studies will look at the role of pesticides, habitat loss and disease in the decline of insect pollinators like the honeybee and bumblebee more...
Beekeeping

Small-scale beekeepers threatened by colony losses

Ecologist

25th May, 2010

Continuing high winter losses in bee colonies is prompting fears about future of hobby beekeeping more...

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Honey bees

Heavy bee colony losses in US could lead to price rise

Ecologist

4th May, 2010

Beekeepers in US blame weather and starvation for another winter of heavy colony losses, which is likely to lead to rises in the cost of pollination more...
Beekeeping

How to be an urban beekeeper

Theodora Tsentas

27th April, 2010

You don't need a smallholding and a meadow to be a budding apiarist - a few sensible precautions will let you fight honeybee decline with a hive in your own backyard more...
Tom Hodgkinson

Toughen up: bee disease is nothing new

Tom Hodgkinson

31st March, 2010

There's no great conspiracy around bee deaths - hive diseases have been with us for millennia. No one who keeps livestock should expect an easy ride... more...
An interactive cow

Beef: an interactive buyer's guide

Darina Allen

1st February, 2010

Do you know your clod from your foreshin? Learn more about rare, cheap cuts of beef (and why local and well-hung meat is best) in this interactive guide from chef Darina Allen more...
Honey bees

Loss of forage biggest long-term threat to bees

Ecologist

8th January, 2010

Intensification of farming and subsequent decline in food sources rather than pesticides or disease seen as biggest threat to honey bees more...
Edenbee logo

Edenbee aims to turn Facebook green

Andrew Hickman

20th November, 2009

As the Copenhagen summit becomes shrouded in pessimism, the Edenbee Facebook application is bringing individuals and groups together to make carbon-cutting commitments. more...

Beekeeping for ecology, economy and food security

Jamie Skey

1st September, 2009

Bees Abroad, a UK beekeeping charity, has initiated a project to train and support Malawian beekeepers. Find out how you can help... more...
Help protect our honeybees

Help protect our honeybees

Laura Sevier

13th July, 2009

Neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our honeybees. Sign the Soil Association petition to help get it banned. Then take part in Twitter's 'Tweehive' - starting on 14th July more...
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CASE STUDY: how to green your local pub

Andrew Purvis

1st February, 2006

Andrew Purvis talks to Geetie Singh, owner of the UK’s only all organic pub, The Duke of Cambridge more...
A bumblebee

Agri-chemical companies are both breeding and killing bees

Tom Levitt

13th October, 2009

Agri-chemical companies like Syngenta don’t just make the chemicals that have been blamed for the decline in bees; they also breed the bees that are being used as a replacement for wild pollinators more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Renewed call for pesticide ban to protect bees

Ecologist

14th September, 2009

Previous calls to ban neonicotinoids have been turned down by the UK government because of lack of evidence more...
A short-haired bumblebee

Extinct bumblebee will return to Britain in 2010

Ecologist

7th September

Short-haired bumblebee to be brought back from New Zealand and reintroduced into Kent more...

How best to create a wildlife-friendly garden? First, relax

Matilda Lee

3rd September, 2009

London's Pestival bugfest is back - showcasing a lazy gardener's dream and other ways to show our six-legged friends some love more...

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