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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2009, 10:42 PM »

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British conservationists will spend part of the New Zealand spring capturing short-haired bumblebees to be re-introduced to their native habitat.

Dr Nikki Gammans, project officer at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, plans to rear New Zealand queen bees in captivity and release offspring in British wildflower meadows.

She will capture as many New Zealand short-haired bumblebee queens as possible as they emerge from hibernation.

The bees will be bred in captivity and then flown back to Britain, The Ecologist magazine reported.

The short-haired bumblebee was declared extinct in Britain in 2000 but a population still survives in New Zealand where it was introduced in the 1890s to pollinate red clover crops.
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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2009, 03:53 AM »
Hope not, anyhoo he only saves Guatemalan Tree Frogs doesn't he ?

Bee Joke...

A young woman had been taking golf lessons. She had just started playing her first round of golf when she suffered a bee sting.

Her pain was so intense that she decided to return to the clubhouse for help and to complain.

Her golf pro saw her come into the clubhouse and asked, ‘Why are you back in so early? What’s wrong?’

‘I was stung by a bee’, she said.

‘Where’, he asked.

‘Between the first and second hole’, she replied.

He nodded knowingly and said, ‘Then your stance is too wide.’
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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2009, 11:09 AM »
hi i read in the paper this week about a new zealand honey it was about £50 a jar it supposed to have special healing powers , i wonder if kiwi tried it  ;)

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #33 on: September 12, 2009, 11:40 PM »
Hi         
          50 Quid for a jar of honey you have to be joking. The only thing that will cure is richness herby

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #34 on: February 28, 2010, 12:15 PM »
hi there nothing much been said about the bees for a while , it must have been a good year for them last year , so hopefully we should see them emerge as spring approaches ,  :)

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2010, 11:48 AM »
hi  i was reading the metro this morning http://www.metro.co.uk/news/816890-mystery-as-hundreds-of-dead-starlings-founds-on-somerset-street     whats going on there its a bit like flash forward  :'(

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2010, 04:17 PM »
Sounds like someone as poison them a lot of people don't like them as they group together and make a terrible racket and mess . Fudge

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2012, 12:14 PM »
hi as any one been watching the bees butterflies and bloom on bbc2 wednesday night its been on about the decline of bees and how we can help them by providing an habitats for pollinating insects by planting plants that the bees are attracted to for there nectar , i wish gardens centre did more to encourage  people to buy bee loving plants , on the programe they said they  are going to put a picture of a bee on labels so it would guide us , went to two gardens centre in the last few days still no bees labels , so if any one knows any bee loving plants could they add them on the list to buy       list  :)

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2012, 06:25 PM »
Yes, I enjoyed the show.

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2012, 02:42 PM »
hi i have been in the garden these last few days while the weathers been mild , there have been quite a few bees about also seen a butterfly , i hope it continues  :D

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2013, 02:57 PM »
hi i am glad to say that the bees this year have been out in force , plenty of cabbage whites . not many species of butterflies and the daddy long legs have appeared again this year ,also plenty of moths , i am gald we have had a good summer so far  as any one else in the uk notice an increase in the insect population

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2013, 10:36 PM »
Have seen many cabbage white butterflies and a couple of tortoishell, many different varieties of bees, but no wasps.  The bees seem drunk on the amount of nectar they are drinking. A pleasant absence of midges, very few slugs, but lots of snails.

butterflies seem to love my buddlea, lavender, perenial wall flowers and nasturtiums and the bees have gone mad on the wallflower and aubretia this year.  I'm noticing things more because I am pointing them out to my little granddaughter.
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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2013, 11:18 PM »
Plenty of slugs in my neck of the woods, Gay. Also, it appears that we have a lot more birds than previous years in the garden - especially the larger varieties (crows, blackbirds, starlings etc). A large hedge of laurels that needed cutting back some weeks ago (but we didn't get round to it) is now home to a bird family (starlings, I think) and there is obviously a nest in there. The parent(s) keep flying in and out taking food morsels for the young who can be heard chirping away in anticipation of being fed. We clearly can't cut back into the hedge as long as our feathered friends are in residence. Bit of a quandry really. I hope they decide to go house hunting soon.

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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2013, 03:03 AM »
With all the talk of the bees dieing off, I wasn't expecting to see many this year over here (I usually see a lot on the flowers in my planters that surround my patio), but today I was on my patio and there was no way I was going to get too near to my two small hydrangea trees in the planters.     They're in beautiful full, creamy-white bloom just now and as I sat nearby in the sun, both of them were alive with what seemed like hundreds of just about every kind of bee and wasp, or insect/moth/butterfly you could imagine.   By 5:30pm they were all gone though, so I imagine they were off taking their pollen to their little homes!  There were lots in my marigolds and nasturtiums too, so I'm happy to think there must be lots of hives somewhere around here.

I also took several pics of a new little rabbit who seems to very much like one of my flowering plants.  I don't know it's name (it's not something I've planted) but has long thin spikey leaves like small daylilies, and the flowers are deep blue that are mostly open and flowering in the mornings, then seem to close in the afternoons.  Anyway, it sure provides a nice snack for the young rabbit.   It just perched itself on one of the large mossy rocks that edge my flower bed and nibbled away!!!  The birds I have now coming to take a dip in my big bird bath are bluejays, cardinals, sparrows, the odd robin, and one or two bright yellow finches.  I love watching them from my window here in my room.   


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Re: WHATS HAPPENING TO THE BEES
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2013, 09:56 AM »
There are plenty of Wasps near me My brother as one in his Bungalow eaves and he says they swarm in about 7pm,And there is on in some bushes in our back they come every year to the same spot. Lots of White Buttrer flies not seen this many for years and seen a couple of Red Admirals and some tiny blue ones. They will be laying lots of eggs to hatch next year Fudge