Bee news

There’s been quite a bit of bee related news in the papers this week, some good, some not so good…

The bad news

The good news

  • The UK’s five rarest bumblebees are making a comeback, with the help of wildlife-friendly farming. Putting in pollen and nectar-rich flower margins to fields, growing red clover hay meadows and rotating the grazing of animals on land has helped in farms in Kent and East Sussex.

>>The shrill carder bee, Britain’s rarest bumblebee. They have pale greenish yellow chests and the queen makes a shrill sound when she flies.

  • Bees are very clever (possibly could be classed as bad news for the beekeeper!). So clever that their tiny brains beat computers at finding the shortest route between flowers discovered in a random order.

About Emily Scott

I am a UK beekeeper who has recently moved from London to windswept, wet Cornwall. I first started keeping bees in the Ealing Beekeepers Association’s local apiary in 2008, when I created this blog as a record for myself of my various beekeeping related disasters and - hopefully! - future successes.
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2 Responses to Bee news

  1. Numbers says:

    You might say that they are calculating the shortest route from A to Bee


  2. Emily Heath says:

    Bee-jeezus, I think you’re right!


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