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The Vanishing of the Bees

April 24th, 2011

A new film Vanishing of the Bees, narrated by Ellen Page has been released. It’s a documentary that follows two bee keepers as they struggle to keep their hives healthy and travel around the US fulfilling commercial pollination contracts. The film discusses and highlights colony collapse disorder. You can see from the trailer below that […]

UK Bee Researcher Could Shape Our Future

April 21st, 2011

Honey bee researcher Dr Alan Bowman of Aberdeen University has been named as someone who ‘will shape the next 20 years’ by Esquire magazine. Dr Bowman and his team have collaborated with the National Bee Unit in York, UK to work on combatting one of the threats that honey bees face; the varroa destructor mite. […]

Plan Bee

April 17th, 2011

Free Seeds Given out to Help Bees and Butterflies The Co-operative Group has partnered with a UK national newspaper to give away 300,000 packets of wildflower seeds this year. The project is part of a wider goal to help address the decline in bee populations. Over the last 100 years wildflower meadows have been removed […]