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  • A new Natural History GCSE for the UK by Mary Colwell

    The new qualification is the result of a ten-year campaign by conservationist and author Mary Colwell. Here is the article she wrote for the summer...
  • Propolis: a weapon in the fight against COVID - by James Fearnley

    Aside from honey and wax, bees also make an anti-bacterial, anti-viral substance called propolis. They use it to coat their beehive to keep it bug-...
  • In Praise of the Dandelion by Paula Carnell

    More than just a pretty face, dandelions re-nourish soil, feed bees and somehow communicate with insects, says natural beekeeper Paula Carnell. My ...
  • Nectar points!

    Bees and other pollinators love wild flowers. But for garden borders, here are some nectar and pollen-rich perennials for spring and summer that w...
  • Why are we poisoning our world?

    Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at Sussex University, on why we must abandon bee-harming pesticides in agriculture. The three most commonly used...
  • I’d like to keep bees but...

    Intrigued by the idea of a hive of your own? Tamsin Harris has kept bees professionally for 23 years at her farm in Cornwall and takes a realistic ...
  • How A Slice of Battenburg Saved the Large Blue Butterfly by Malcolm Smith

    In 1970 the iconic Large Blue butterfly was officially extinct in Britain. But the attentions of one inexhaustible scientist, who tracked the cruci...
  • Meet The Queen Bees by Katy Bravery

    When actress Jane Horrocks was asked for ideas for a podcast, she looked no further than one of her oldest friends, lively fellow actress Esther Co...