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 [...]

Wild Flower or Weed?

Wild Flower or Weed? Here is a lovely image of two pollinators on thistle flower. Honey bees also visit thistle and it is a good source of nectar for a [...]

Mark Jackson Joins Arnia as CEO

Arnia is in the press this week following the announcement that Mark Jackson has joined the Board as CEO. From BDaily this morning:   Mark Jackson has been appointed to [...]

Second Bite of the Cherry!

Second Bite of the Cherry! Honey bees gather cherry nectar, which makes a wonderful addition to the early spring honey. In the process they pollinate the flowers and are directly [...]