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Posts Tagged ‘BBKA’


Suttons launches Wildlife Sanctuary seed range

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Suttons is set to launch a new seed range, designed to help Britain’s declining band of pollinators to survive. 
New for 2014, Suttons’ Wildlife Sanctuary range will encompass flowers, vegetables and herbs. Seeds have been chosen to provide nectar and pollen all year-round for beneficial insects.
Honey bee populations have declined heavily across Europe over the past decade – and no-one knows why.
Pesticides,…

New pollination fears as a third of honey bee colonies die out

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A third of Britain’s honey bee colonies died out last winter – prompting fresh fears of a pollination crisis for our flowers and vegetables.
Bee losses over the winter of 2012 to 2013 were more than double that of the previous winter, despite a surge in back garden beekeeping.
According to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), an average of 33.8 colonies in…

Neonic sprays don’t harm bees, says BBKA

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Gardeners who have been ditching chemicals in a bid to save stricken honey bees may have been wasting their time.
In a shock move, the British Beekeepers’ Association (BBKA), which represents 24,000 amateur beekeepers, said is not convinced that controversial neonicotinoid garden insecticides are responsible for honey bee decline.
“There is no evidence we have seen of damage to honey bees from…

Honey bee crisis is getting worse

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Honey bee colonies have suffered a rise in decline, and gardeners’ efforts to save our pollinators could be making matters worse.
A probe by the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) found that 16.2 per cent of UK bee colonies died between October 2011 and April 2012, compared to 13.6 per cent in 2010-11.
The London Beekeepers Association (LBKA) believes gardeners who have taken…

Bee colony numbers buzz back

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The bee crisis which has seen colonies collapse across Europe and America may be starting to ease.
Figures unveiled by the British Bee Keepers’ Association (BBKA) show huge growth in bee colonies over the summer – and a bumper harvest of honey for bee-keepers.
BBKA president Martin Smith said: “We estimate that bee-keepers have increased the number of their bee colonies by…