General signal level of the bee society during the day, its meaning, and the features of its changes during the day - EU

"Acoustic and vibrating signals are always present in the hive, while the bees are alive. The hive is always buzzing. But what exactly do these signals mean at different times of the day ... In the morning and in the evening these signals can mean very different things, and can be related with different events in the bees' life, that occurred at different times. So, what we can find out, making diagnostic of beehive, using acoustic signals of the bees, in different time of the day ?...."

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The more kinds of bees, the better for humans, study finds - PhysOrg

"..Scientists estimate that wild pollinators provide as much as half the crop pollination that occurs worldwide. At a time when domestic honeybees in North America are beset with colony collapse and other problems, the role of wild pollinators becomes even more important...."

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How to feel the love for pollinators - The Big Issue

"There’s lots in the news about the plight of the honey bee. From varroa mite and habitat loss to neonicitinoid and other potentially harmful chemicals, bees are being besieged from every side. Much is made about the risk to our food crops if honey bees are not around to do the pollination. This is of course very worrying, ...."

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Sick bees eat healthier - EurekAlert

"Dr Lori Lach, Senior Lecturer at JCU, said the study compared the feeding habits of healthy bees to those infected with the gut parasite Nosema ceranae.... They found that sick bees, and not healthy bees, lived longer when they had access to the pollen that was more nutritious.."

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The Association's apiary in North Shropshire

The Association maintains an apiary at an organic farm in North Shropshire.

We hold regular meetings at the apiary during the summer, where members new and old can gain experience in handling bees.

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