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Top 10... alternatives to sugar

Top 10...alternatives to sugar

Mark Briggs

Want to give up sugar while still indulging your sweet tooth? Mark Briggs rounds up 10 natural alternatives more...
On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

On Stevenson’s trail: honey and horses in the Cévennes

Ruth Styles

11th April, 2012

Robert Louis Stevenson’s account of his epic 1879 journey through the Cévennes is one of the high points of travel literature but as Ruth Styles found out, there’s still plenty to be discovered more...
Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is great for your skin

Heavenly honey: why the golden stuff is good news for your skin

Ruth Styles

4th April, 2012

A natural moisturiser packed with antioxidants, honey is a sweet treat that can make a big difference to your dermis more...
Bees

Pesticides linked to honeybee decline

Damien Carrington, guardian head of environment

29th March, 2012

The first study conducted in a natural environment has shown that systemic pesticides damage bees' ability to navigate 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...

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...
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...
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...
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...

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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...
In the News

Government advisor lobbies for EU and UK to overhaul GM regulations

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

A Government adviser has called for the regulatory overhaul on genetically modified crops in the EU and opposes the ‘strange’ ban on pesticides. more...

More Than Honey

Kate Atkins

1st May, 2003

They build masterfully constructed homes, have a brilliantly regulated social order, are essential to sustaining the environment and are playing a vital role in sustainable development projects. more...

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