Tagged: Bees

Photograph Showing Sniffer Bees being Trained (Courtesy of Rothamsted Research Ltd)

Sniffer Bees

The concept Since the 1990’s, researchers have explored the viability of training bees and wasps to detect – and indicate the presence of – particular ‘target’ odours. Though there are numerous potential applications...

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So, what are Bee-flies all about?

A few days ago I went for a very nice walk around a nearby reservoir in what was unseasonably very warm sunshine. The warmth and light had predictably brought all the insects out...

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The UK’s Pollination Crisis…

It’s strange to think that a creature of approximately 18mm long can impact our lives so much; that it’s production contributes £400 million to the UK economy annually, whilst providing us with almost...

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Cuckoo Bumblebees

*Originally posted in May 2015 on www.thereremouse.com One flew east, one flew west, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest. Cuckoos, by the way, don’t have one.  A nest, that is.  They lay their...

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