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25 October 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,News,Renewables and Environment

A £60,000 fund has been announced to develop and test pollinator habitat mapping, and farmers will play a major role in spearheading new bee-friendly ...

Farmers to play big role in new bee-friendly initiatives

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11 October 2018 | Arable,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

The Government has approved the sale of the insecticide Sequoia following a request from Dow AgroSciences. The pest control product will only be al...

Defra approves sale of Sequoia for use only in greenhouses

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30 August 2018 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

Bumblebees acquire a taste for pesticide-laced food as they become more exposed to it, a behaviour showing possible symptoms of addiction. This stu...

Bumblebees acquire taste for pesticide-laced food, study shows

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A farm which has reverted back to traditional 1940's farming methods has boosted wildlife numbers by more than 300 percent. 111 acres of farmland o...

Farm reverts back to 1940's farming methods and sees wildlife boost

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A Lincolnshire beekeeper is offering local farmers free flower seeds as part of his campaign to halt the decline of the British honeybee. Jez Rose,...

Beekeeper offers local farmers free flower seeds in move to encourage bees

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Farmers are laying a network of "bee roads" throughout the UK to support pollinators and promote bio-diversity. Farmers who supply the Co-op have m...

Farmers create 1,000 miles of hedgerows to support environment

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Two Suffolk farming brothers are aiming to feed a million bumblebees this year to help reverse the decline in these vital pollinators. Mark and Pau...

Two farming brothers aim to feed one million bees

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Crop experts have spoken of their concerns that the recent ban on all outdoor uses of three key neonicotinoids will affect yields and push consumer pr...

Crop scientists say neonics ban will affect yields and push prices up

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27 April 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,Government,News

EU member states have voted for proposals to enforce an almost-complete ban on the use of neonicotinoid insecticides across the EU. On Friday morni...

EU votes in favour to enforce near-total ban on neonicotinoids

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Two bee enzymes could open up the opportunity to design bee-friendly insecticides, according to new research. The enzymes, one in the honeybee and ...

Bee enzymes may hold key to new bee-friendly insecticides

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Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by the EFSA. The Europe...

Neonicotinoid risk to bees confirmed in new EFSA assessment

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28 February 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Bees and Beekeeping,News

One million bees have been stolen from a farmer's field in Oxfordshire, with the owners saying it is the "biggest theft" they have ever heard of. B...

'Biggest theft': One million bees stolen from farmer's field in Oxfordshire

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A more simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme has opened for 2018 application packs, after farmers complained the scheme is 'too complicated'. F...

New simplified Countryside Stewardship open for 2018 applications

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11 January 2018 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

A European initiative on pollinators could be created following news that pollination might be significantly decreasing in Europe. The European Com...

EU considers European initiative on pollinators following 'significant decrease'

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The European Innovation Partnership Wales has approved 8 agricultural projects to date since being awarded the major Welsh Government Project. With...

Eight innovative farm projects receive major funding

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The European Commission has delayed a vote on the banning of three neonicotinoids to include all outdoor crops. Member states met at the European C...

EU delays blanket ban decision on neonicotinoids

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13 November 2017 | Animal Health,Bees and Beekeeping,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

Plans to consult on a new, independent body that would hold the government to account for upholding environmental standards after Brexit has been anno...

New environmental protections announced to deliver 'Green Brexit'

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The UK government has overturned its previous convictions on neonicotinoids and now say an outright ban is needed due to their supposed harm to pollin...

UK government now supports outright ban on neonicotinoids, Gove states

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13 October 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

An Asian hornet nest has been destroyed in the Woolacombe area of Devon and no further live Asian hornets have been sighted. The hornets were first...

Asian hornet outbreak contained in Devon

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12 September 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Finance,Forestry,Government,Grassland,News

Michael Gove has said that the "lion's share" of farm subsidies after Brexit should go to support environmental work. The Defra Secretary reiterate...

Gove pledges "lion's share" of farm subsidies to support environment post-Brexit

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1 September 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Finance,Forestry,Grassland,News,Rural Life

A £1.7 million fund has opened for groups of farmers and organisations to bid for cash for large scale environmental projects in their area. The th...

£1.7m environmental fund now open for farmers

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14 August 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

The government has been urged to ban pesticides by an environmental group as new research released today (14 August) suggests that neonicotinoid pesti...

Bees 'risking extinction' from neonicotinoids, new study says

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Farmers across the UK are showcasing their #EnvionmentalSuccess following a challenge put to the industry during an NFU seminar in Wales. A discuss...

Farmers promoting environment with #EnvionmentalSuccess

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An NFU scientist has complained of a "conspiracy of silence" following the publication of a pan-European study on the impact of neonicotinioids on bee...

NFU complains of ‘conspiracy of silence’ following study on impact of neonics

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Farmers have been told to support pollinators and crop pest predators to help improve crop yields, delivering a 'win-win' for farming and wildlife. ...

Supporting pollinators helps improve crop yields creating 'win-win' situation, group says

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