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Like many new beekeepers, I had heard about the ‘bee problem’ and started beekeeping to find out why this was happening and what I could do to help.
Yet almost every week there seems to be another headline about bee disaster and imminent catastrophe – from varroa mites and chemical pesticides to giant Asian hornets and zombie parasites, the poor old bee isn’t having much luck.
For each theory on why the bees are disappearing, there is an outlandish suggestion, said Dr Roberts. Dr Roberts said that governments could help bees by adopting agri-environmental policies, promoting conservation action and continuing to raise public awareness about the bee problem. Bees need gardeners – plant bee-friendly plants in your garden and make sure that there are enough flowers for bees to forage from early spring to autumn. Solitary bees need keeping too – put up a ‘bee hotel’ to make a home for other bee species in your garden. Other ways to help bees include telling your family and friends how they can help too, taking part in a sponsor-a-hive scheme, and fundraising for bee charities by organising a cake sale or a book swop! You can read more about Dr Roberts’ talk ‘The decline of insect pollinators’ on Emily’s blog and I highly recommend her post on John Chapple’s talk about the disappearing Omani bee. Bees, Wasps & Ants Recording Society (BWARS) is the national society dedicated to studying and recording bees, wasps and ants (aculeate Hymenoptera) in Britain and Ireland, of which Dr Roberts is the chair. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCCT) aims to prevent further declines, and to raise awareness of the problems bumble bees face. This entry was posted in Bees and tagged BBCT, BBKA, bee, bumble bee, BWARS, disappearing bees, Dr Stuart Roberts, honeybee, insect pollinators, solitary bee by Emma Sarah Tennant. Dr Roberts talk was thought-provoking, but funny also how some of it is common sense – weakened immune systems as a result of modern-living makes bees more susceptible to diseases that they have lived with for millions of years, of course!
And if you are interested in solitary bees (who represent 80% of the 20,000 bee species on the planet) then you might like to follow Paul Bee who campaigns for awareness and help for these often forgotten bees. I’m sure the bumbles and solitary bees really appreciate the blue flowers and lavender in your garden though! Bees have been depicted as killers, stingers and pests, but nearly one third of our food is pollinated by honey bees.


Honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate and most don’t recognize the role that honey bees play in regards to our food and the production. Picturing a country without the delicious fruits and vegetables that bees help pollinate is daunting. The media has helped to raise public awareness about the bee, but also may have promoted a few bee myths.
While in the UK we have only one species of honeybee (Apis mellifera), which the media often refers to as ‘the bee’, we also have around 25 bumble bee species and around 240 other bee species such as solitary bees. While you might imagine that this could be a potential problem for city bees, who face the same problems as people living in densely populated areas, unfortunately their country cousins aren’t doing much better. Haagen-Dazs is also quite worried about the bees disappearing, apparently, because many ingredients of their flavoured ice cream are dependent on insect pollination. Last year, John Chapple of Ealing and District Beekeepers Association and beekeeper to the queen’s hives at Buckingham Palace, told us about his visit to Oman, as part of a group of beekeepers, to help reintroduce the honeybee to the country.
Dr Roberts gave me a clearer picture of why bees are starting to decline and also what we can do to prevent it. You can find out more about Dr Stuart Roberts work on his web page at Reading University’s Centre for Agri-Environmental Research. Just googled ‘omani bees’ and your blog came up second in the search results, Emily!
I have pitcher plants on the verandah and inside and the wasps seem to love them, which is nice for me and the plants :) I love Bumble bees (although there are none here in Australia) they are so cute and fuzzy!
I agree with you, the information gives us a lot to think about and it is important that more people know!
Bees definitely need more sanctuaries where they are free to enjoy flowers and rear healthy brood and queens.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon when honey bees mysteriously desert their hives and die.
His presentation looked at whether bees are disappearing, what are the drivers of their decline, why does it matter, and what can be done about it.


While life on Earth would be considerably less pleasant without bees, it is unlikely that we would vanish with them. Worldwide there are about 9 species of honeybees, 240 species of bumble bees and 19,300 other bee species of incredible variety. The migration of colonies across vast areas for the pollination industry, such as in the US, makes it more difficult to gather reliable information about bee colonies.
The diversity of bee species is also now in decline, although, as Dr Roberts commented, it is worth noting that some species of bees are simply rare!
John’s talk about Omani bees remains my favourite scout hut meet-up from last year, it was such an interesting account and he is such a good storyteller.
I had forgotten about this post, but it was really good and important for people to know the consequences of losing honeybee, so will include a link to it here.
We have plenty of bees in our garden, they love the flowers on the grevilleas, and we also have the occasional blue-banded bee. Andy Pedley at Ealing Bees also appreciates having the paper to share with the association. I asked him afterwards about an article for the website (and my blog) but he was a bit shy! Those ones are my favourite, I know they are solitary bees and I would love to know how to get more of them around.
UC has been the leader in the development of educational materials, and now they are spearheading the Save the Bees campaign along with Haagen-Dazs.
With every carton of Haagen-Dazs that is purchased, it will help fund research to save the bees.



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