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  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 22:02 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Pesticides are widely used in many landscapes, but can cause harm to pollinators and other invertebrates. This webinar will include foundational information on pesticides and how they impact ecosystems. Learn how to understand and assess the risks associated with pesticide use, as well as how regulatory systems address risk. 

    Presented by Sharon Selvaggio, Pesticide Program Specialist at the Xerces Society

    Sign up for the Xerces Society's enewsletter to receive up-to-date information about our programs & webinars here:

    The webinar is scheduled for 23 April, 2020 and will take place between 10:00 - 11:30 PDT (Pacific Time - US & Canada)  

    18:00 - 19:30 British Summer Time 

    Register Here

  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 10:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

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    Nicola Sturgeon says people in Scotland must "stick with" the lockdown until there is "solid evidence" about its impact.

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 08:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The April edition of BeeCraft has a number of articles to view containing tips for beekeepers and gardeners who are keen to help pollinators. A couple of timely ones are the articles on bait hives and tea lights in bottle tops.

    Read the April Edition of BeeCraft Here

  • Sunday, April 12, 2020 14:19 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the article published 6 April on:



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  • Thursday, April 09, 2020 11:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I saw this on the BBC News App and thought you should see it:

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    A plant charity is predicting a boost for wild flowers because some councils have stopped mowing.

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 15:34 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    May 20 is World Bee Day and this year Flow Hive are sponsoring an incredible world first initiative. A global pollinator count!

    As we all slow down at home, it’s a great time to tune into the pollinators in your yard, balcony or local park, and be part of this exciting project. 

    It's a big task, but we can make it happen if we use the power of the hive! Get ready for the #beescount website launch.

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 09:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The novel coronavirus that had killed over 2,100 people in China as of Thursday is also gradually claiming another victim: China’s beekeeping industry.

    In a notice Feb. 15, the country’s top beekeeping body, the Apicultural Science Association of China, mourned the death of a beekeeper who reportedly killed himself after all of his bees died of starvation in the southern Yunnan province, as local travel restrictions had made it impossible to buy feed for the colony or relocate it to an area where they could feed naturally.

    Read More Here

  • Saturday, April 04, 2020 09:40 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    It is time to deploy bait hives to attract lost swarms. They are easy and inexpensive to setup and provide a valuable service by capturing lost swarms. Current social distancing regulations preclude effective mentoring, meaning it is likely more queen cells will be missed and more swarms will be lost. Potential future restrictions could significantly impact beekeeping, so bait hives deployed now might be useful for several months. Be prepared ... an entirely appropriate phrase as you're trying to attract the scout bees.

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