World Mead Day!

World Mead Day! The first Saturday in August is world Mead Day! The fermentation of honey and water to made Mead can be traced back for thousands of years.  Indeed [...]

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne with such tiny wings This article , by Timothy Revell in New Scientist – Short Sharp Science Section looks at how bees and other [...]

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca By Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder The below series of photos and a video, taken in the South of France earlier this summer, show a not so [...]

Meet the Arnia team – Sandra Evans

Meet the team – Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder – Promoting science in bee yards and schools Sandra is a qualified Plant Scientist but these days can also list; beekeeper, researcher, [...]

How the bees saved America

How The Bees Saved America. Circa. 1917 During the Revolution there are legends about how bees served their country. According to Tammy Horn, a young Quaker girl named Charity Crabtree was [...]

Human activity is a key driver in the spread of pathogens.

HUMAN ACTIVITY IS A KEY DRIVER IN THE SPREAD OF PATHOGENS AFFLICTING THE EUROPEAN HONEY BEE Robert Owen is author of The Australian Beekeeping Handbook, owner of a beekeeping supply company, [...]

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song “Hey Jude” to make flowers give up their goods. This great article [...]

Mind the Gap!

The dangers of a summer nectar dearth Many places experience a summer nectar dearth; a period when there is a shortage of nectar producing flowers for honey bees to forage [...]

Large scale study shows ‘neonic pesticides are harmful to bees’

An extensive study on neonicotinoid pesticides has concluded that they harm both honeybees and wild bees. The research, carried out by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Oxfordshire, identified [...]

Wired vs Wireless Foundation

Wired vs Wireless Foundation Researchers from University of North Carolina at Greensboro have studied the effects of steel foundation wire on honey bee brood health. They have shown that brood [...]