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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bee Photo Competition

Bee Photo Competition Arnia is looking for photos and videos to feature in its social media, website and other publications. They can be of any subject related to bees or [...]

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm

The Behaviour of Honey Bees Preparing to Swarm Swarming is a topic that pre-occupies beekeepers around the world, in particular identifying if and when their bees are going to swarm. [...]

Do Varroa Manipulate Honey Bee Behaviour?

Do Varroa Manipulate Honey Bee Behaviour? New research from the Carl Hayden Bee Research Center in Arizona considers whether Varroa mites and viruses are changing honey bee behaviour to improve [...]

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow

Monitoring early season bee activity and the first nectar flow With the arrival of spring the bees are increasingly active however the weather is still changeable and nectar flows can [...]

Build the Buzz

Build the Buzz Arnia has joined forces with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) to launch a national scientific project to help improve the health and welfare of our honeybees. Called [...]