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  1. Thread: Bees in decline

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    If you live in London or Essex you can take part...

    If you live in London or Essex you can take part in a Big Bumblebee Hunt with events and a survey in July and August.

    click here for details
  2. Thread: Bees in decline

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    Does your neighbour actually know that these are...

    Does your neighbour actually know that these are diseased or have they just heard that there are a lot of diseased bees around? Some bee diseases are treatable but there are colonies that are just...
  3. Thread: Bees in decline

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    Honeybee ...

    Honeybee

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    Wasp ...

    Wasp

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    Yes, but be careful with wasps as they are much...

    Yes, but be careful with wasps as they are much more aggressive than bees.
    I don't get a bad reaction with wasp stings but they are much more painful.
  6. Thread: Bees in decline

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    Lots of people do mistake honeybees for wasps. To...

    Lots of people do mistake honeybees for wasps. To me they are unmistakeably different, but if you aren't used to seeing them then I suppose it is easy to do.
    The main difference is the colour of...
  7. Thread: Bees in decline

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    I was watching Countryfile earlier and there was...

    I was watching Countryfile earlier and there was a bit on there about bumblebees.
    There was a man using a spaniel to find bumblebees nests so that they could monitor them.

    If you are interested...
  8. Thread: Bees in decline

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    Yes I heard something about that Mamzie.

    Yes I heard something about that Mamzie.
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    No, we used to get lots of all those birds and...

    No, we used to get lots of all those birds and bats, but rarely see them now. I hadn't realised until you mentioned it, but there are less midges around here this year.
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    You're right baffled, probably due to loss of...

    You're right baffled, probably due to loss of habitat and climate change as well, but I really don't miss the gnats and midges eating me. :D
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    I've been watching the bees on a cotoneaster bush...

    I've been watching the bees on a cotoneaster bush at the front of the house today. It was smothered with bumblebees. The blackbirds love the berries in the autumn so it helps them as well.
  12. Thread: Bees in decline

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    Bees in decline

    Disease and loss of habit has resulted in a decline in the number of bees over the last few years. You might think that's good because you are afraid of being stung by bees, but think again. It's...
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