850 pots on waiting list: John P is a beekeeper exceeded by his success, or rather was because its production has just been stopped by the Fergus County authorities. His honey contained a significant amount of THC (tetra-hydro-cannabinol), the psychoactive compound of cannabis, estimated according to a local expert to “a quarter of joint well loaded per slice of bread with honey”.Continue Reading →
Bees are incredibly important creatures to the ecosystem. In addition to their crucial role in pollinating plants, bees also have “super powers” that make them unique and fascinating.
First of all, bees have the ability to communicate with each other extremely well. They use “dances” to tell other bees where food or potential nesting sites are located. This allows them to maximize their time and resources, and ensure that they always have enough food to survive.
Bees also have an amazing memory. They can remember the location of thousands of different flowers, and use this memory to plan their nectar collection route. This allows them to maximize their yield by visiting the most productive flowers first.
Finally, bees have the ability to recognize human faces. Research shows that they can learn to recognize the faces of their caregivers and even people they have never seen before. This may seem strange, but it shows how intelligent and complex creatures bees are.
In short, bees are incredibly important creatures to the ecosystem, with unique “superpowers” such as the ability to communicate effectively, incredible memory, and the ability to recognize human faces. It is important to protect bees and their habitat to ensure the survival of these incredible creatures and maintain the balance of the ecosystem.
It’s understandable that a lot of people don’t like bees. However, bees are a vital part of our ecosystem and there have been very public campaigns to try and save the bees, which have been mysteriously dying off. Continue Reading →
In mid-January, the snow made the little coastal town of Šventoji in north-west Lithuania feel like a film set. Restaurants, shops and wooden holiday cabins all sat silently with their lights off, waiting for the arrival of spring. Continue Reading →
A woman in the Highlands has become the first person known to have kept a bumblebee as a pet. Continue Reading →
Like an episode out of Black Mirror, Walmart has filed a patent for autonomous robotic bees, technically called pollination drones, that could potentially pollinate crops just like real bees. Continue Reading →
Three years ago, the UK had to deal with swarms of wasps becoming troublesome during the summer because of a mild spring that caused their numbers to soar. Continue Reading →
The EU must step up support for beekeepers, ban harmful pesticides, invest more in developing safe bee drugs and clamp down on imports of fake honey, say MEPs. Continue Reading →