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Bayer-bees Guardian 16.10.2018

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Don’t forget your Syrphid friends

Originally posted on standingoutinmyfield:
Historically, I have preferred bees over flies, but my time in Ireland has given me a new appreciation for Syrphids. I have reason (and data) to believe that Syrphids are incredibly important pollinators here, where bee…

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Gathering Pace, Gradually

The balmy temoeratures of Sunday brought out a trio of ¬†new ¬†queens, from a large white-tail through a mid-sized ginger carder nectaring on hellebores to a tiny meadow bumble. The last was sitting under a pile of twigs grooming her … Continue reading

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Learning on the job

As usual, the first queen to show up was a dark Bufftail, coasting around on the sunny morning of March 25, checking out for forage plants. In this area at least, native plant food stocks are very low for the … Continue reading

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Important EU Public Consultation on Pollinators

Originally posted on Murtagh's Meadow:
Following on from my bumblebee post yesterday, here is an important pubic consultation on an EU Pollinator Initiative. The consultation is open to anyone living in Europe, you don’t have to be an expert.…

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