The Bee Brief (19-8-14)

National and other news about bees and beekeeping:

a) Did you know that 16 Aug was National Honeybee Day in the US? It sounds like a really good initiative. Details at

b) The arguments continue over use of chemicals and their effects on bees and other pollinators –

c) A new biopesticide is being developed – which apparently doesn’t kill bees:

d) In Oxfordshire, the County Council is working to actively support beekeeping:

e) In Bristol, the first weekend in September will see the Bee and Pollination Festival, an annual event that seems to be increasingly popular: