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wildflowers

Why bees & biodiversity benefit from indigenous wildflowers

Hazel Sillver

20th March, 2012

Filling your garden with wildflowers helps honeybees and butterflies, and creates a relaxed mood. And, from the Easton Walled Garden to Sissinghurst, there's plenty of inspiration more...
In season now: what to eat during March

In season now: what to eat during March

Ben Hudson

5th March, 2012

Spring has (whisper it) sprung, so make the most of the fresh greens and foraged treats popping up in winter’s wake. Gardening expert James Taylor suggests five to get stuck into more...

How Dow and Monsanto teamed up over 'Agent Orange' herbicide

Richard Schiffman

24th February, 2012

In a match some would say was made in hell, two of the world's leading producers of agro-chemicals have joined forces in a partnership to reintroduce the herbicide 2, 4-D, - one-half of the infamous defoliant Agent Orange more...
apples

In season now: what to eat during October

Henry Gass

3rd October, 2011

Beetroot, apples and carrots are all part of October’s culinary repertoire. Top chef, Theresa Webb of the Kitchen Buddy Culinary School picks her favourites more...
bee

Bee Lovely: the hand cream standing up for insects

Ruth Styles

14th September, 2011

Britain’s bees are in big trouble, but Neal’s Yard Remedies have come to the rescue with a campaign and limited edition hand cream. Ruth Styles put it to the test more...
bee hives

The A to Z of beekeeping

Gervase Poulden

6th September, 2011

From zoning to killer bees and lovely honey: Gervase Poulden explains the essentials of beekeeping more...
August produce

In season now: what to eat during August

Henry Gass

2nd August, 2011

Tart gooseberries, tender broad beans and the best beef of the year make August a key month for foodies, says Henry Gass more...
Riichard Scott, Senior Project Manager at Landlife

CAMPAIGN HERO: Richard Scott of Landlife

Matilda Lee

12th July, 2011

The senior project manager at Landlife, the charity working to bring people and wildlife closer together, on 'principled' dealings with corporations and why it's important to make politicians jealous more...
Honey bees

TAKE ACTION to protect Britain's bees

Matilda Lee

5th July, 2011

Sign the petition to ban neonicotinoids in the UK and help safeguard Britain's threatened bee population more...
grooming

Clean and green: Top 10…eco-friendly grooming products

Henry Gass

17th June, 2011

Whether you’re trying to get to grips with the concept of serum or just want a decent shampoo, Henry Gass has the lowdown on the eco-friendly grooming products that will do the trick for you and for the planet more...
drinking beer

Five of the best…organic beers

The Ecologist

16th May, 2011

Better for the environment and better tasting than mass-produced, imported lager; isn’t it time you gave real ale a go? We asked the Campaign for Real Ale’s Jon Howard to round up some of the best more...

Why our growing taste for cheap Brazilian beef is devastating the Amazon

Chris Pala

5th April, 2011

Brazil’s cattle sector has become the largest driver for deforestation globally, overtaking palm oil plantations in Asia. With the UK sourcing 40 per cent of its processed beef from Brazil, campaigners are now calling for a consumer boycott. Chris Pala investigates more...

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butterfly feeding

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... more...
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...
A short-haired bumblebee

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 more...

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...
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...

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