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Take The Sting Out of It, Turn A Tap On A Beehive, Watch Warm Fresh Honey Flow

Take The Sting Out of It, Turn A Tap On A Beehive, Watch Warm Fresh Honey Flow

It’s a beekeepers dream: just turn a tap on your beehive and watch pure fresh honey flowing right out of your hive and into a jar! No mess, no fuss and hardly any stress for the bees. That’s the invention developed by Cedar Anderson, an Australian innovator, that is now turning the heads of beekeepers worldwide, […]

Your Garden Is Now The Frontline In The Battle To Save Pollinators

Your Garden Is Now The Frontline In The Battle To Save Pollinators

Last month saw the completion of an assessment done by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) into the well being of Europe’s 1,965 species of wild bees and the results were largely depressing. On a recent walk from my country home I counted 25 different species of wildflower in under an hour and […]

‘Tis Spring – the Sneezing Season – As 10% of Suffering Locals Will Confirm

‘Tis Spring – the Sneezing Season –  As 10% of Suffering Locals Will Confirm

April heralds sneezing season in France as Spring loads the air with pollen and the French among others in the northern hemisphere flock to their local pharmacy for relief. In France, according to recent research, some 6 million out of a total  65.7 million of the population is likely to suffer some kind of respiratory allergy, a figure […]

No Buzz this Spring? Time for Plan Bee

No Buzz this Spring? Time for Plan Bee

As the European Union rolls out a two-year moratorium on certain pesticides, beekeepers warn that despite a welcome gesture, the world is approaching a bees or bust moment. For the past decade or more there has been rising global alarm about the unexplained death of bee colonies — a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder […]

Blame Beef (and GM) for Bee Slaughter

Blame Beef (and GM) for Bee Slaughter

French meat and pork producers have taken umbrage at a set of shock posters plastered in some Paris metro stations blaming them for a range of eco-disasters from bee colony collapse to a swim-stopping poisonous green algae covering Brittany beaches. According to the environmental pressure group France Nature Environnement (FNE), French agriculture and agri-business is, […]

The Chef and his Stinger of a Christmas Gift

The Chef and his Stinger of a Christmas Gift

Guillaume Larive, a chef from Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (southwest of Bordeaux) thought he had a great idea for a family Christmas present, carefully trimming and wrapping an “empty” hive of Asian hornets he set it before the tree and waited for Christmas Day. He had, he told Le Post newspaper, removed the nest from a tree cut […]

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