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The common herb that could bring bees buzzing to your garden

1 September 2017

Unlike parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, wild marjoram missed out on a role in the classic song “Scarborough Fair”, made popular in the...

Bee Audacious: Is Now the Time to Focus on Natural Resistance to Honey Bee Diseases?

25 April 2017

  Professor Francis Ratnieks recalls a recent trip to California and looks at the focus on natural resistance to honey bee diseases. In...

University of Sussex starts selling disease-resistant “hygienic” honey bee queens to UK beekeepers

20 May 2016

Scientists working at the Laboratory of Apiculture & Social Insects have set up a research spin-off business.

Honey bee thesis awarded prize by Royal Entomological Society

26 February 2016

Bee expert, Dr Mihail Garbuzov, has won the Royal Entomological Society’s Wallace Award for his PhD thesis about helping honey bees in urban areas.

Scientists determine how to control parasite without harming bees

17 December 2015

Scientists have determined the best way of controlling Varroa mites – one of the threats facing honey bees – without harming the bees themselves.

Plants trick bees with caffeine-laced nectar

15 October 2015

Plants may be tricking bees into repeatedly visiting their flowers by exploiting their craving for caffeine, a new Sussex-led study has found.

Sussex bee experts help Brighton park to win national award

30 July 2015

The University’s involvement in a bee-friendly flower bed has contributed to national recognition for a central-Brighton park.
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LASI research helps advise Sussex UNESCO Biosphere!

29 June 2015

A University of Sussex-backed UNESCO Biosphere Reserve on the south coast celebrated its one-year anniversary last week. The Brighton & Lewes...

‘Listen to the bees’ to create healthy rural landscapes, says Sussex study

22 May 2014

Honey bees’ foraging preferences provides valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, saySussex researchers.

How ants handle rush hour

30 January 2013

Scientists at the University of Sussex have discovered how ants respond to heavy traffic to and from the nest.

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