Rise in Urban Beekeeping May Have Gone Too Far
Univ. of Sussex scientists are urging people in towns and cities keen to help the honey bee not to buy a hive but to grow bee-friendly flowers instead. The advice comes in an article in The Biologist by Prof. Francis Ratnieks and Karin Alton from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the Univ. of Sussex.
LASI is home to one of the biggest honey bee university research groups in the country, which is currently working on a number of projects to help honey bees, including breeding of disease-resistant queens, decoding bee waggle dances to discover where bees are foraging, helping bees in urban areas and on farmland, and research to find the best garden plants for bees and other flower-visiting insects, as well as other fundamental bee biology research.
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