Bees’ Needs week (9th to 17th July) #BeesNeeds

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In the current political turmoil around the Chilcot Enquiry, Brexit, leadership challenges and a change of Prime Minister you’d be forgiven for having missed the fact that 9th to 17th July 2016 has been designated “Bees’ Knees” week, as a follow on to the Pollinator Awareness Week of 2015.

Here’s the link to the Defra press release.

Unlike last year I’ve no specific plans to do any regular posts on the topic, but I will provide links to relevant items as and when I see them, starting with these two:

Why insects are declining globally, and why it matters.

Dave Goulson is trying to crowdfund a project to look at pesticides in plants from garden centres.

 

 

 

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11 responses to “Bees’ Needs week (9th to 17th July) #BeesNeeds

  1. Your ‘why insects are declining’ link, takes me to a fine explanation of hypertext protocol.Maybe it should be hivepertext?:)RegardsSteveH From: Jeff Ollertons Biodiversity BlogSent: Tuesday, 12 July 2016 18:25To: steve.a.hawkins@ntlworld.comReply To: Jeff Ollerton’s Biodiversity BlogSubject: [New post] Bees’ Needs week (9th to 17th July) #BeesNeeds

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    jeffollerton posted: ”

    In the current political turmoil around the Chilcot Enquiry, Brexit, leadership challenges and a change of Prime Minister you’d be forgiven for having missed the fact that 9th to 17th July 2016 has been designated “Bees’ Knees” week, as a follow on to t”

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  2. Thanks for sharing the articles. I’ve been working on establishing a pollinators garden in the back corner of my yard. I’m trying to keep to native species. It’s still a work in progress, but it’s starting to take shape. I’m pretty excited about it.

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  4. Thanks for mentioning this, I hadn’t realised!

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  6. Thanks for this! I’ve been trying to do more advocacy for bees, as I study biology and I’ve seen the need, and I’ve studied the declines our world is experiencing… Hopefully we can make some changes soon! Thanks for the resources! All the best to you! 🙂

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