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16 June 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Syngenta has published a new Brief Guide to Bees, to provide growers, agronomists and environmental managers with essential information on the UK&rsqu...

New Syngenta bee guide highlights pollination roles

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10 June 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,Forestry,News

A new strategy for protecting Britain’s trees and forests from pests and diseases was launched today. This is an interim strategy, pending an...

Strategy launched to tackle pest and disease threats to Britain’s trees

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8 June 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

The Crop Protection Association has welcomed the Government’s Natural Environment White Paper as a key opportunity for farmers and environmental...

White Paper offers opportunity to reconcile environmental production goals

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31 May 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Endangered and protected species are being offered a lifeline by Britain’s largest farmer, The Co-operative Group. The Group has set up a te...

Co-operative offers lifeline for endangered species

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17 May 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Bees risk being exposed to a range of diseases that can be transferred by varroa mites. Scientists from Aarhus University are investigating the intera...

The battle against bee diseases continues

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17 May 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

A major campaign highlighting the crisis facing key British pollinators will be launched in London today. The abundance of bumblebees, hoverflies, ...

The Get Britain Buzzing Campaign

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6 May 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Seed weevils are attacking OSR crops across the country, NIAB TAG has warned, pointing out that with many reports of infestations well above the &rsqu...

Weevils and bladder pod midge - joint conspiracy against oilseed rape

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19 April 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Farmers and bee-keepers cannot allow the pesticides ’blame-game’ to distract attention and research away from the key causes of bee declin...

Blame-game draws attention away from bee decline causes

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6 April 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

The need for crop protection has never been greater, and if the UK gets it right, sustainable intensification of agriculture means being able to promo...

Produce more food, conserve more biodiversity

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5 April 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

An investigation by Buglife – the Invertebrate Conservation Trust has revealed that contrary to statements made by Government scientists from the Nati...

Neonicotinoid implicated in Honeybee mass poisoning incidents

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2 February 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

A steep increase in honey bee colony losses has been reported around the globe in recent years. In the United States (US), a phenomenon called ’...

Plight of the honey bee!

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20 January 2011 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

The Crop Protection Association is highlighting the regulatory controls in place, as well as the stewardship advice available to farmers and sprayer o...

Protecting bee health vital to UK farming economy

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22 December 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Researchers have developed a genetic technique which could revitalise the fight against the honeybee’s worst enemy - the Varroa mite. The met...

Genetic weapon against bee killer

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15 October 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Phacelia planted at Great Chishill, one of the development farms run by Bayer CropScience, has been so successful in attracting beneficial insects tha...

Phacelia attracts too many bees

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16 September 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

The European Commission has approved the national programmes for all 27 EU member states to improve the production and marketing of apiculture product...

EU funding increased to boost beekeeping sector

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22 June 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Nine projects worth a total of up to £10M from the Insect Pollinators Initiative are announced today (22 June 2010), during National Insect Week. ...

Honeybee decline to be addressed

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Despite the cold winter, aphids appear not to have been deterred and populations are building up in the field. Vigilance will be required to monitor ...

Vigilance required to monitor aphids

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19 May 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,Crops and Cereals,News

Field trials have proven that the process of pollination in top fruit can be enhanced through the use of a novel pheromone-based product, Pollinus whi...

Pollination in top fruit can be enhanced

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12 February 2010 | Appointments,Bees and Beekeeping,News

Bees for Development Trust is pleased to announce Sting as a Patron of the Trust. Musician, actor and activist, Sting is a long time supporter of h...

New Patron for Bees for Development Trust

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15 January 2010 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Bird populations will enjoy a 33% boost in food supplies on some British farms next winter following a revision of Conservation Grade’s farming ...

Birds and bees are focus of updated cropping protocol

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11 December 2009 | Bees and Beekeeping,LAMMA,Machinery and Equipment,News

New Holland, one of the UK’s leading agricultural manufacturers, has announced that it has joined the fight to find solutions to the problems wh...

New Holland joins forces with the Beekeepers to save the bees

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18 November 2009 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

The work of The Food and Environment Research Agency’s (Fera) knowledge management team has won the prestigious 2009 Whitehall & Westminster Wor...

Helping Honeybees - York scientists win prestigious award

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1 October 2009 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Scientists at Rothamsted Research and Warwick University have been awarded £1M by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) i...

£1m award to address honeybee decline

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11 September 2009 | Bees and Beekeeping,News,NFU

The NFU has today called for an independent and comprehensive assessment of the impact of neonicotinoids after Buglife issued a report implicating the...

Evidence on pesticides does not support ban to protect bees

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14 July 2009 | Bees and Beekeeping,News

Britain’s honeybees are disappearing at an "alarming" rate, yet the government is taking "little interest" in the problem, a...

Britain's honeybees disappearing