Tag Archive for 'pollination'

CI Co-operative Society Plan Bee launched at Castel Primary School

June 7th, 2013 by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has launched its Plan Bee project in the Channel Islands at Castel Primary School, following the success of the initiative in 2012. Colin Macleod, The Channel Islands Co-operative Society’s Chief Executive, and Geraldine Silk, of the Guernsey Bee Keepers’ Association, joined pupils at Castel Primary School to educate them on […]

European Food Safety Authority identifies risks to bees from three neonicotinoid insecticides

January 16th, 2013 by European Food Safety Authority

European Food Safety Authority scientists have identified a number of risks posed to bees by three neonicotinoid insecticides: clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam. The Authority was asked by the European Commission to assess the risks associated with the use of clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam as seed treatment or as granules, with particular regard to: their acute […]

RHS publishes lists of pollinator-friendly wildflowers and plants

July 4th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

Bees and other pollinating insects will benefit from a new guide produced by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Following last year’s very popular list of pollinator-friendly cultivated plants the charity is launching a follow-up list covering wild flowers useful as nectar and/or pollen sources for insects. Many of these native plants can be used in […]

Pesticide and herbicide risk to bees that are vital for our food supply

May 25th, 2012 by Friends of the Earth

According to the UK government’s Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA) pesticide use rose by 6.5% between 2005 and 2010. Trends in the use of pesticides have varied strongly between UK crops over the past five years but overall pesticide use rose 6.5% due to increasing treatment intensity on a number of crops including those […]

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society launches plan to help bees

May 15th, 2012 by The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Limited

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society has launched Plan Bee, which is an initiative to support and grow the Channel Islands’ bee population. Primary schools across Guernsey and Jersey have received information leaflets and packets of wildflower seeds which, when planted, will help to feed the bee populations of both islands. Besides producing honey and beeswax, […]

Dutch bicyclists plant bee-friendly flowers along 1000 kilometre trail

May 15th, 2012 by Eosta B.V.

Nature & More have launched an international “Bees Love Organic” campaign. As part of this campaign, more than a thousand Dutch cyclists are currently transforming a 1000 kilometre long bicycle trail into a “bee trail”, by sowing organic flower seeds. Twenty-three German organic wholesalers and retailers are distributing 280,000 bags of flower seeds with their […]

The plight of the bumblebee

September 15th, 2011 by Jamie-Lee Loughlin

This short film is about the plight of the humble bumblebee which has declined dramatically in numbers and range during the 20th Century, to the extent that half of the 25 British species are now rare and 2 are extinct.

New technique could help solve mystery of vanishing bees

March 26th, 2011 by British Ecological Society

Ecologists have developed a better way of rearing bee larvae in the laboratory that could help discover why honey bee populations worldwide are declining. The technique, together with details of how statistics adapted from other areas of ecology can aid bee research, is in the paper, ‘Honey bee risk assessment: New approaches for in vitro […]

BBC Guernsey offers free packet of wildflower seeds to benefit bees and other insects

June 8th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Free packets of wildflower seeds are available for collection from the reception at the BBC office on Bulwer Avenue in St Sampson.  The BBC in Guernsey is taking part in the Bee Part of It project. From 17 May 2010, with help from the National Trust, local BBC radio stations are adopting a local bee […]

Slow Food Guernsey Film Showing: Vanishing of the Bees

January 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Channel Islands Co-operative Society Ltd. is sponsoring the Slow Food Guernsey showing of “Vanishing of the Bees” at the Frossard Theatre, Candie Gardens on 28 January 2010 beginning at 7.30 pm.  The showing of the film will be followed by a talk by Guernsey Beekeepers’ Association veteran Chris Tomlins.  The film highlights issues concerning […]