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How to identify the most common UK bumblebee species

25 Feb 21

The UK is home to more than 270 different species of bees, including bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees – and all of them play an important role in pollinating our plants! Some of our favourite bees are the 24 species of bumblebee which can be...

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Bees get a break

18 May 16

British bees can breathe a tiny sigh of relief. The government’s decided to keep the ban on bee-killing pesticides. They’ve listened to the science, and the hundreds of thousands of us who were speaking up for our bees. There’s a sting in the tail though....

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Liz Truss: Keep bee-killing pesticides off our fields this year

12 Apr 16

Spring’s finally here! The flowers are blooming and the bees are back. But right now toxic pesticide companies and powerful lobbyists are putting together plans to get the UK ban on bee-killing pesticides lifted. The pesticides, called neonicotinoids, are banned across Europe because they’re responsible...