Bees

‘Brexit and bees’: Senator raises ‘unusual situation’

‘Brexit and bees’: Senator raises ‘unusual situation’

The withdrawal of the UK from the EU has caused untold difficulties, but Fianna Fáil Senator for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy...

April 7, 2021

Maintaining what we’ve got to stop pollinator decline

Maintaining what we’ve got to stop pollinator decline

Farmers in this country are already doing great work to promote pollinators on their farms according to a leading professor,...

July 19, 2020

SuperValu launches ‘Save the Bees’ campaign

SuperValu launches ‘Save the Bees’ campaign

SuperValu has stated that it is “on a mission” to help reduce the threat that pollinators are currently under. It...

March 12, 2020

MEPs calling for a reduction in pesticide use

MEPs calling for a reduction in pesticide use

MEPs on the EU’s Environment Committee want a reduction in pesticide use to become part of the the future of...

December 6, 2019

Commission earmarks €120 million for beekeeping support

Commission earmarks €120 million for beekeeping support

The European Commission will provide €120 million to the EU’s beekeeping sector over the next three years to support its...

June 17, 2019

Canadian scientists breed better bees using ‘animal husbandry’

Canadian scientists breed better bees using ‘animal husbandry’

Scientists in the Canadian province of British Columbia have been battling massive die-offs of honey bees last winter by breeding...

August 20, 2018

‘Severe decline in bee species threatens food security worldwide’

‘Severe decline in bee species threatens food security worldwide’

At a time when many managed and wild-bee species are in a severe decline that threatens food security, researchers from...

July 28, 2018

5 ways to to get farmyards buzzing again

5 ways to to get farmyards buzzing again

New guidelines to encourage bee-friendly farming were launched at this week’s Ploughing Championships by Minister of State at the Department...

September 23, 2017

Farmers under GLAS have only a few days to get certain works completed

Farmers under GLAS have only a few days to get certain works completed

Farmers who are in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) have until Sunday, July 31, to have works completed on their...

July 28, 2016

‘Bumblebees in decline in Europe, climate change to blame’

‘Bumblebees in decline in Europe, climate change to blame’

Bumblebees are in steep decline in both Europe and North America because of climate change, researchers at the University of Vermont...

July 14, 2015

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop addiction to certain pesticides

Bees may develop an addiction to chemicals used in pesticides, a new study published in the journal Nature has shown. Newcastle...

April 26, 2015