Monthly Archives: January 2014

hot summer makes it a vintage year for wildlife across the UK

The heat of July and August was a particular fillip for insects that thrive in the warm, such as butterflies, moths, bees, crickets and grasshoppers, according to the National Trust, which publishes its report today of how the weather affected … Continue reading

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Ireland’s bees come out tops for pollinating crops

Research at the University of Reading in the UK has found that Europe has 13.4 million too few honeybee colonies to properly pollinate its crops. However, the research noted Ireland is one of the best-performing countries recording 90 per cent … Continue reading

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Bees in the Burren – education needed

FEARS that swarms of bees will chase frightened cattle through the Burren have put a stop to plans for a bee apiary in the area. Farmers say that the bees would cause significant upset for the local livestock and, for … Continue reading

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