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  Topic: HELP needed: Beekeeper alliance and the European Court
spenbroc

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:47 pm   Subject: HELP needed: Beekeeper alliance and the European Court
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  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
spenbroc

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:11 pm   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
.....The Co-operative is proud to support British bees, and bee keepers, and will be inviting local associations and school children on to the farm to visit the hives and learn more about them.....
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  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
spenbroc

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:13 pm   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
Ooops! Sorry guys and gals - hadn't looked back far enough to see that Phil had posted his copy of the reply from Co-op!
  Topic: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
spenbroc

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:49 pm   Subject: Plan Bee - please watch film and send your comments
While I do not like the idea of all those queens being imported, they do seem to be taking biosecurity seriously, which was my main worry.

I will see if I can arrange a visit to one of their sites ...
  Topic: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
spenbroc

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PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:16 pm   Subject: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
Copy of the open letter sent to the Secretary of the Welsh BKA asking for their stance on this crucially important issue.

Jon

Please let us know if you get a reply.

Email acknowledged by Secr ...
  Topic: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
spenbroc

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Views: 33560

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:00 am   Subject: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
Copy of the open letter sent to the Secretary of the Welsh BKA asking for their stance on this crucially important issue.

Jon

Please let us know if you get a reply.

Email acknowledged by Secr ...
  Topic: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
spenbroc

Replies: 12
Views: 33560

PostForum: Environmental issues, GM, pesticides and campaigning   Posted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:19 pm   Subject: URGENT & IMPORTANT: PLEASE ACT ON THIS
Copy of the open letter sent to the Secretary of the Welsh BKA asking for their stance on this crucially important issue.

Jon
 
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Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

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