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Rowse Honey & University of Sussex celebrate 10 years of research partnership to protect & support honey bees

25 March 2020

Rowse Honey visited the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects last month to hear about the research their funding has helped to make possible.


Gone with the wind - extreme weather poses threat to honey bees as wind reduces efficiency of foraging

19 February 2020

High wind speeds can significantly reduce the efficiency of a honey bee’s search for food, according to a new research paper published this week.


Colourful campus wildflower gardens meet ‘Bees’ Needs’

31 October 2019

Colourful wildflower beds, as well as other measures to make the Sussex campus a welcome habitat for bees, have been recognised with a national award.
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Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one

20 August 2019

New research shows that queen stingless bees face an increased risk of being executed by workers if they mate with more than one male.


Garden centres need to provide more information about bee-friendly plants, according to new research

10 June 2019

New report focusing on public attitudes and behaviour towards pollinator-friendly planting reveals lack of information in local garden centres,


New LASI video on appreciating Ivy

18 March 2019

Ivy is one of the most abundant and widely distributed UK plants. It is also native to most of Europe. Ivy is known for its distinctive leaves...


Students launch podcast to open up 'Planet PhD'

27 February 2019

Two PhD students have launched a podcast to make further study feel more accessible, while providing a platform to celebrate the research of others.


The PhD student aiming to become next natural history star of the Bee-Bee-C

31 July 2018

Gigi Henessy has entered a competition to find a fresh new presenter who offers a different perspective on all things natural history and science.


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.


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.


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