January 2013 Bee News

I have collected all the interesting bits of bee related news found by our eager members (but mostly from Eileen Boden!):

Neonictinoids and Climate Change - Lethal for Bees

Bees swarm mini-helicopter camera

Queen Of The Sun

A new DVD/film has been released about bees. It is on offer for local communities to view although you can pick up the book it might be worth someone picking up a copy to show:

http://www.queenofthesun.com/about/trailer/

 

Wax Workshop Success

We all had a fantastic time at the Wax Workshop. Even the snow did not stop the course from going ahead. We all managed to walk away with our own fantastic examples of rolled candles, dipped candles and mold candles as well as beeswax polish, hand cream and soap.

Petition Your MP To Ban Neonicotinoids

British bees are dying. With some species already extinct, our bees are in real danger. Our best hope to protect them could be to persuade the government to ban the pesticides that harm them. [1]

This week, a report from leading scientists confirmed a specific pesticide poses a real danger to our bees. [2] This could be enough evidence to force the government into bringing in this vital ban, but the chemical giants who make these pesticide will be lobbying against a ban.

Neo-Nictoinoids - The French Experience

The attached report, written and distributed by Graham White, a Scottish beekeeper, will make you aware of the battle that took place in France from 1994-2000  over neonicotinoids and bee/ bird/ wildlife deaths. It also presages the political struggle that will undoubtedly follow in Australia and New Zealand - as a re-run of what has already taken place in France, Germany, the UK and the USA.

A detailed account of the fight against neonicotinoids

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