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Beekeeping

How to be an urban beekeeper

Theodora Tsentas
| 27th April 2010
You don't need a smallholding and a meadow to be a budding apiarist - a few sensible precautions will let you fight honeybee decline with a hive in your own backyard

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Help protect our honeybees

Help protect our honeybees

Laura Sevier
| 13th July 2009
Neonicotinoid pesticides are killing our honeybees. Sign the Soil Association petition to help get it banned. Then take part in Twitter's 'Tweehive' - starting on 14th July

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In the News

Pesticide link to bee deaths

The Ecologist
| 1st February 2009
A former Washington scientific adviser has called for a worldwide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides that have been implicated in the decline of the honeybee population.

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Give Bees a chance

Pat Thomas
| 11th February 2008
Recent reports of catastrophic declines in bee populations have had scientists buzzing around looking for a plausible explanation. Is it mites? Is it GM crops? Is it mobile phones or habitat loss? It's all of these things, says Pat Thomas, but it's also so much more than that.

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