Overwintering Bees in the unpredictable Scottish Weather
Long, cold winters and wet summers go a long way to explaining bee losses in Scotland, says a recent study covering the past two winter seasons. The good news is: disease control and good nutrition give bees a head start in the survival game.
Honey bee diseases threaten wild bumblebees
Wild pollinators such as the bumblebee are in global decline. Recent studies suggest that one cause may be a spill-over of pathogens from managed pollinators like honey bees.
Neonics & thriving Honey Bees: an Australian Reality
The Australian regulator authority, APVMA, has recently published its 2014 overview report titled “Neonicotinoids and the Health of Honey Bees in Australia”. Their conclusion: The number of Australian honeybee populations is stable, despite the increased use of the neonicotinoid group of insecticides in agriculture and...