Bees

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Bee’s knees: pollinators are stars of Chelsea flower show
Exclusive: this year’s show promotes the trend of digging up lawns and planting wildlife-friendly flowers

Helena Horton

19, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Mow problem: gardeners encouraged not to cut lawns in May
No Mow May scheme promotes letting wild plants thrive to provide nectar for insects

Helena Horton Environment reporter

29, Apr, 2022 @5:45 AM

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Country diary: The flying teddy bears with a dark side
Spetisbury, Dorset: Attractive though dark-edged bee-flies are, they all have something of a past

Dominic Couzens

15, Apr, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: The first warm-enough day of the year to just lie and listen
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: While others take this cue to get busy in the garden, I’ve made it my ritual to take a pause first

Josie George

29, Mar, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Honey trap: is there a downside to the boom in beekeeping?
Backyard hives have taken off in Australia. But have we got enough habitat, and what does the boom in honeybees mean for native bees?

Sophie Black

26, Mar, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Fears for bees as US set to extend use of toxic pesticides that paralyse insects
EPA to approve plan for four types of neonicotinoid chemical to be used on US farmland – despite being banned in Europe

Oliver Milman

08, Mar, 2022 @12:30 PM

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UK overrules scientific advice by lifting ban on bee-harming pesticide
Campaigners aghast as emergency exemption on use of thiamethoxam granted due to risk to sugar beet crop

Damian Carrington Environment editor

01, Mar, 2022 @7:08 PM

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California beekeepers turn to GPS tracking and cameras to foil hive thefts
Increasing demand for pollinators and higher rents for hives are driving thefts in Central Valley’s almond groves

Oliver Milman

22, Feb, 2022 @3:01 PM

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Nearly 60,000 bees stolen from US supermarket’s headquarters
Bees taken from Giant Company’s corporate field – which supports bees, birds and small animals – in Pennsylvania

Maya Yang and agencies

10, Feb, 2022 @3:13 PM

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Another brick in the wall for bees | Brief letters
Brief letters: The buzz about soft clay | Reviving Arturo Ui | Sober evaluation | Chanelling Frida Kahlo

23, Jan, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Small gardens as vital as big ones for conserving bees, says study
Many urban gardens rich in pollinator-friendly plants and provide food all year round, find Bristol researchers

Mabel Banfield-Nwachi

19, Jan, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Brighton bee bricks initiative may do more harm than good, say scientists
Special bricks could attract mites or encourage spread of disease if not cleaned properly, say some experts

Sarah Marsh

18, Jan, 2022 @3:27 PM

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