Bees


Bees, Honey and Genetically Modified Crops

Original on Friends of Earth Introduction Bees are extremely important to the pollination of UK crops, particularly oilseed rape and beans. In the UK there are estimated to be between 100,000 and 300,000 hives1, working out at one hive per square kilometre. A hive may contain up to 50,000 bees and individual bees may visit up to 100 flowers on each trip out from the hive. The value of honey bees’ services as pollinators in the European Union has been estimated at around £3 billion per year2. Genetically modified (GM) crops are very near to being grown commercially. GM maize […]


EVERYTHING you have EVER WANTED to KNOW about HONEYBEES 1

Published on Oct 29, 2012 Earth Dr Reese Halter is award-winning broadcaster and writer, distinguished biologist and sought after public speaker, her love of Nature began as a child. A springtime tree-planting ritual with his father and brother became his passion. He knew from the time he was a child that he wanted to be an Earth Doctor and has a PhD in eco-stress tree physiology from The University of Melbourne, Australia. It became clear at a young age to Earth Dr Reese that there was a tremendous lack of basic information on how trees and forests function. He believed […]