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‘Fascinating creatures’: how an army of volunteers fights to save Britain’s bumblebees
Between March and October, BeeWalk community counts the declining species facing a ‘perfect storm’ of threats

Esther Addley

22, May, 2023 @11:36 AM

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Leaving grass to grow is easier, looks good, and supports pollinators
Not only is it tedious, but cutting your lawn is bad for garden biodiversity. Just say No Mow

Alice Vincent

12, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Gardeners urged to ‘keep it local’ when creating a wildflower meadow
Experts say neighbourhood varieties will suit an area’s pollinators, and that caution is needed when buying generic seed mixes

Phoebe Weston

07, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Cyclone damage shows New Zealand’s beekeepers are unprepared for climate change
Thousands of hives in remote areas still unreachable and full scale of devastation remains unknown

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

21, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Judgment day at the Sydney Easter show – where good honey ‘smacks you in the face’
From density to clarity, there are many factors that determine a winner at the national honey competition. But a good specimen is evident the moment you open the jar

Barbara Sweeney

06, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘Bees are sentient’: inside the stunning brains of nature’s hardest workers
‘Fringe’ research suggests the insects that are essential to agriculture have emotions, dreams and even PTSD, raising complex ethical questions

Annette McGivney in Cortez, Colorado

02, Apr, 2023 @8:01 AM

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20,000 Species of Bees review – trans kid struggles to find a place in family eco-system
A child’s gender identity crisis is mirrored by her mother’s crisis of identity as an artist in this warm, generously performed film

Peter Bradshaw

22, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Bread sauce fans of the world unite | Brief letters
Brief letters: A Welsh and English alliance | The bees are back in town | Royal Mail records | Digesting the royals | Micro brief

13, Jan, 2023 @6:14 PM

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US government approves use of world’s first vaccine for honeybees
Hopes of a new weapon against diseases that routinely ravage colonies that are relied upon for food pollination

Oliver Milman

04, Jan, 2023 @9:50 PM

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Plantwatch: how fertilisers interfere with flowers’ electric fields
Research shows disruption lasts for up to 25 minutes after spraying, discouraging insects from visiting

Paul Simons

21, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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What happens when humans meddle with nature?
Seven ways in which our destruction of the natural world has led to deadly outcomes

Phoebe Weston

22, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Lost and found: how two dead giant bees on eBay sparked the hunt to find one alive
Photographer Clay Bolt and entomologist Eli Wyman launched an expedition to find Wallace’s giant bee and ‘rediscovered’ it in Indonesia’s Maluku islands

Graeme Green

10, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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