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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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28 February 2018 | Agri Safety,Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

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,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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New research has suggested neonicotinoids damage bee socialization and learning skills. The study, published in the Journal of Apicultural Research...

Neonics damage bee socialization and learning skills, study reports

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Scientists have published results of a large-scale experiment linking neonicotinoid seed treatments to honeybee population decline. Researchers fro...

Pan-European study links neonicotinoid pesticides to bee decline

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France is to go-ahead with a neonicotinoid pesticide ban, which is set to go into effect in 2018. This decision, by French Prime Minister Edouard P...

France says ban on neonicotinoids will go ahead in 2018

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Farmers are being urged to look into the mid-tier Countryside Stewardship scheme because it of offers higher payments than the old scheme, Entry Level...

Farmers urged to look into mid-tier Countryside Stewardship for higher payments

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27 June 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

A project looking to bring benefits to both bees and farmers has begun in Cornwall after a successful six month pilot phase. ‘Farms for AONBees’ is...

Cornish bee project sees benefits for local pollinators and farmers

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Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary Sue Hayman has written an open letter Defra secretary Michel Gove to clarify the government's position on neonic...

Labour writes open letter to Michael Gove seeking neonic clarification

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A Conservative MEP has failed to stop a complete EU ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, which critics say are harmful to Britain's bee population. In ...

Conservative MEP fails to stop EU neonicotinoid ban

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21 June 2017 | Agri Safety,Bees and Beekeeping,News

Twenty-six beehives are thought to have been deliberately set on fire in what Kent police are describing as a 'suspicious' attack. Dozens of bees ...

Arson suspected in beehive fires on Kent farm

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20 June 2017 | Bees and Beekeeping,Government,News

The impact of Brexit is likely to be felt widely throughout Britain, and according to Green MEPs there is one group set to lose out - bees. While t...

Brexit will be a disaster for bees, says Green MEP

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