BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative

BeesMAX and Arnia collaborate on new educational initiative A major environmental problem facing Europe today is the decline of the honey bee. BeesMAX is a company that plans to tackle [...]

Fascinating life of the ‘sweat bee’ (Lassioglossum spp.)

Fascinating life of the ‘sweat bee’ (Lassioglossum spp.) Even though my attention is mainly focused on honey bees I am fascinated by the amazing array of wild bees that quietly [...]

Love Affair with Lavender

Love Affair With Lavender The diversity of insects that forage on lavender is quite astounding, even though they are only foraging for nectar, not pollen. I counted 19 different species [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]