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NFU attempt to dodge pesticides ban: Bee Coalition reaction

The Bee Coalition has reacted with dismay to news that the National Farmers Union is  attempting to sidestep an EU ban on neonicotinoids, pesticides known to be harmful to bees.

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Rachel Jeffrey Jewellery celebrates 10 years with birthday present for the Bees

Bee pendant

Rachel Jeffrey has teamed up with conservation charity Buglife to help the bees. And you too could benefit.

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100 voluntary organisations Unite to Defend Nature

100 voluntary organisations across the UK including Buglife have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment. EU legislation – the Birds and Habitats Directives – exist to protect the most important wildlife species and habitats in the UK and Europe. However, these laws are now under review and at risk of being weakened.

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South Devon farmers offered advice on Greening and how to help bees

Red tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius) (c) Rory Dimond

South Devon is one of the best areas in the country to find some of our most threatened bees. To help protect these important species, local farming and nature conservation organisations are working together to offer advice and support to farmers who would like to help bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects.

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TV wildlife presenters urge public to join Great British Bee Count 2015

Brown-banded carder bee Bombus humilis (c) Sam Ashfield

Wildlife presenters Steve Backshall, Michaela Strachan and Miranda Krestovnikoff are urging people to get outside and take part in the Great British Bee Count 2015, which is taking place throughout the month of May (1-31 May 2015). Organised by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and Waitrose, the Great British Bee Count aims to build on the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, when over 23,000 people took part, spotting over 830,000 bees.

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New B-Lines educational resources available for primary schools

As part of our B-Lines project we have several new downloads available for primary schools. 

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