A bumblebee which vanished from the English countryside almost a quarter of a century ago has been reintroduced. Around 100 short-haired bumblebees (Bombus subterraneus) were brought across from Sweden to repopulate areas where it previously thrived in the UK, and around 50 of the healthiest were released at the RSPB’s Dungeness reserve in Kent. The [...]
Native black honeybees are doing better across the UK than previously thought, according to a study which raises hopes they could help boost the insect’s fortunes. Read the full report at Environmental Education blog
The Government is to reconsider its refusal to ban neonicotinoid pesticides, the nerve-agent chemicals blamed for the collapse of bee colonies worldwide, the chief scientist at the Department of the Environment, Sir Robert Watson, told The Independent. Read the full blog at my other blog Learn From Nature .