Monthly Archives: May 2017

Letter and reply sent to the RHS magazine “The Garden” June 2017

Dear Sir It was with considerable dismay that I read a section on Leafcutter bees contained in your article on page 41 of the Royal Horticultural Society magazine “The Garden”  June 2017 entitled “Which pest is on my roses?” Under … Continue reading

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Monmouthshire Bee Festival

Bee Friendly Monmouthshire played its part in the first ever Monmouthshire Bee Festival held in the Nelson Garden in Monmouth to celebrate World Bee Day on May 20th. Click for details:-   Monmouthshire Bee Festival Click for the:-   Monmouthshire … Continue reading

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A colourful carpet of wildflowers flayed by strimmers !

Where have all the flowers gone? Monmouthshire County Council and trunk road agency argue it out over who cut down roadside flowers. Abergavenny Chronicle report:- http://www.abergavennychronicle.com/article.cfm?id=105959 Regarding the wildflower cuts in Wern Gifford, Pandy last week, Bee Friendly Monmouthshire would … Continue reading

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BBC report – Pesticide ‘reduces bumblebee queen egg development’

“Use of a common pesticide in spring could have an impact on wild bumblebees by interfering with their life cycle, a UK study suggests. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39783990 The team, who looked at wild bumblebees caught in the English countryside, say the insecticide, … Continue reading

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