Monthly Archives: August 2015

Unnecessary verge mowing

The Lydart Ridge road in Monmouthshire had Tansy, Knapweed, Agrimony, flowering Field Scabious etc  growing.  All friendly for pollinators.  Then it was mowed early!

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Neonicotinoids and Bee Colony Loss Study

A major study by the Government research agency FERA http://fera.co.uk/ finds a correlation between use of neonicotinoid pesticides and bee colony losses.   They combined large-scale pesticide usage and yield observations from oilseed rape with those detailing honey bee colony losses over … Continue reading

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Winnie-the-Pooh’s bee-friendly guide!

Step inside this ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends. Created by the British Beekeepers Association in partnership with Egmont Publishing, this guide sees the loveable bear embark on a new adventure, which starts at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Big increase in birds and insects on an arable farm.

Farmers Weekly 14 Aug 2015 reports a “three fold rise” in bird numbers over four years on an arable farm in Northamptonshire helped by planting wildflower mix in six-metre margins around all the arable fields. As well as an increase … Continue reading

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Bee Movie Night 17th Sept 2015

“Queen of the Sun”.  What are bees telling us? Thurs 17th Sept 2015  Beaufort Hotel, Chepstow   7pm ­ 9:30pm (Doors open 6:30pm)  FREE entry (donations welcome)  This spellbinding film takes us on a journey through the catastrophic  disappearance of honeybees and the mysterious world of the beehive, exploring  the long­term causes that have led to one of our most urgent global food crises. ● Free tea and biscuits ● Q & A after film ● The opportunity to take a Bee Friendly pledge with BFM More information from Cyrene Powell on 077380 93696 BFM Movie Night Poster

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BFM at Chepstow Show 2015

A very big Thank You to everyone who visited our Bee Friendly Monmouthshire stand at the Chepstow Show on Saturday 8th August 2015.   BfM shared a big marquee, the Big Green Tent, provided by Gwent Energy CIC, with Monmouthshire Meadows, … Continue reading

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Iolo Williams approves BFM seeds.

Seal of approval for Bee Friendly Monmouthshire Iolo Williams visits Monmouthshire County Council’s stand at the Eisteddfod and gives the thumbs up to Bee Friendly Monmouthshire’s “Monmouthshire Mix” wild flower seeds.

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Summer Shows 2015

Meet the Bee Friendly Monmouthshire team and find out about our plans at summer shows in Monmouthshire:- 11 Jul – Gwent Wildlife Trust Summer Fun Day 1-5pm  http://www.gwentwildlife.org 8 Aug  – Chepstow Agricultural Show  http://www.chepstowshow.co.uk      27 Aug – Monmouth … Continue reading

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