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#Bees

# bees - Saturday 5 June, 2021

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity
# No Honey Here
# No Honey Here

Opinion: Our bee sanctuary is wild, messy and beautiful - and it's protecting biodiversity

Jun 5th 2021, 8:30 AM 19,544 Views 18 Comments

Paul Handrick runs ‘the only true bee sanctuary on the planet’ in county Wicklow and before you ask, no, they don’t produce honey.

# bees - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Quiz: How much do you know about bees?
# Great Buzz
# Great Buzz

Quiz: How much do you know about bees?

Aug 16th 2020, 10:00 PM 55,009 Views 31 Comments

Beads?

# bees - Wednesday 17 July, 2019

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes
# New Pollinator Plan
# New Pollinator Plan

Leinster House lawn to get Irish wildflowers and bee boxes

Jul 17th 2019, 3:59 PM 13,720 Views 42 Comments

City and county councils have been doing other work to help save the bees, including ‘rewilding’ parts of parks and lawns.

# bees - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

'The street was full of bees': Swarm causes 'panic' in Limerick city
# Buzz About The City
# Buzz About The City

'The street was full of bees': Swarm causes 'panic' in Limerick city

Jul 10th 2019, 9:20 PM 53,963 Views 37 Comments

“Some people were running away and others were standing across the street looking on,” a café owner said.

# bees - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Grass swirls and wildflowers: What city councils are doing to help save the bees
# Biodiversity Buzz
# Biodiversity Buzz

Grass swirls and wildflowers: What city councils are doing to help save the bees

Jul 7th 2019, 10:00 PM 25,317 Views 38 Comments

Pesticides are still in use, but being cut down on by councils in an effort to promote biodiversity.

# bees - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Pesticides on farms are wiping out entire hives and tens of thousands of bees in one spray
# Buzzing
# Buzzing

Pesticides on farms are wiping out entire hives and tens of thousands of bees in one spray

Jun 8th 2019, 7:30 AM 30,010 Views 58 Comments

Bees were out foraging and when the spray hit them they couldn’t make it back to the hive and they died.’

# bees - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

A bee can process numbers in the same way that a human does
# Study
# Study

A bee can process numbers in the same way that a human does

Jun 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 12,251 Views 16 Comments

Previous studies have shown other animals have similar cognitive functions to humans.

# bees - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds
# Buzz Buzz
# Buzz Buzz

Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds

Feb 9th 2019, 10:45 AM 13,837 Views 24 Comments

The researchers built on their previous finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero.

# bees - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Warm weather and busy keepers meant a good summer for Irish bees
# Buzz
# Buzz

Warm weather and busy keepers meant a good summer for Irish bees

Sep 22nd 2018, 6:30 PM 10,114 Views 8 Comments

The number of beekeepers has increased significantly in recent years.

# bees - Friday 7 September, 2018

Bee venom may be effective in treating common skin condition eczema, study finds
# Bzzzzz
# Bzzzzz

Bee venom may be effective in treating common skin condition eczema, study finds

Sep 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,634 Views 12 Comments

Eczema is a chronic condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.

# bees - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Ireland has its first 'bee-friendly' roundabout
# Buzzing
# Buzzing

Ireland has its first 'bee-friendly' roundabout

Sep 2nd 2018, 10:30 AM 24,389 Views 31 Comments

More than half of the country’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.

# bees - Monday 6 August, 2018

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees
# Food Security
# Food Security

Irish and US researchers teaming up to help save bees

Aug 6th 2018, 6:30 PM 12,169 Views 31 Comments

More than half of Ireland’s bee species have experienced substantial declines since the 1980s.

# bees - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What should you do if you find a swarm of bees in your home?
# Beekeepers
# Beekeepers

What should you do if you find a swarm of bees in your home?

Jun 16th 2018, 8:00 AM 38,967 Views 39 Comments

May to July is a hotspot for bee activity – here’s what to do if a swarm of bees are in your home.

# bees - Friday 25 May, 2018

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees
# Bumble-BEEHAVE
# Bumble-BEEHAVE

'Virtual safe space' aims to help identify threats facing bumblebees

May 25th 2018, 12:30 PM 8,416 Views 16 Comments

The free tool provides a computer simulation of how colonies will develop.

# bees - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

The Irish honeybee was thought to be extinct. But a scientist found them in 300 hives
# Un-BEE-lievable
# Un-BEE-lievable

The Irish honeybee was thought to be extinct. But a scientist found them in 300 hives

Oct 4th 2017, 4:20 PM 19,781 Views 32 Comments

The native bee once dominated all of northern Europe and researchers hope it can make a comeback.

# bees - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Can you spot a bumble bee? One of the lessons learnt at Ireland's beekeeper school
# Gormanstown
# Gormanstown

Can you spot a bumble bee? One of the lessons learnt at Ireland's beekeeper school

Aug 6th 2017, 7:30 PM 20,919 Views 21 Comments

Learning how to rear a queen bee and honey samples – here’s a quick flavour of beekeeping school.

# bees - Friday 16 June, 2017

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today
# Normal Beehaviour
# Normal Beehaviour

A swarm of bees swept through Midleton's main street today

Jun 16th 2017, 9:51 PM 82,713 Views 47 Comments

The Irish Wildlife Trust says it has received a few sightings of huge swarms of bees this week.

# bees - Saturday 9 July, 2016

People have set up a tiny memorial for an exterminated beehive
# Honey Honey
From The Daily Edge
# Honey Honey

People have set up a tiny memorial for an exterminated beehive

Jul 9th 2016, 2:11 PM 3,193 Views 1 Comment

Bye bye.

# bees - Thursday 7 January, 2016

Two second year students from Limerick have invented air-conditioning for bees
# Bee Cool
# Bee Cool

Two second year students from Limerick have invented air-conditioning for bees

Jan 7th 2016, 2:42 PM 15,132 Views 21 Comments

More honey = more money.

# bees - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them
# Buzz Words
# Buzz Words

Ireland's bees are in danger, but here's the plan that could save them

Sep 17th 2015, 6:02 AM 17,213 Views 40 Comments

Many of the crops grown here depend on bees to pollinate them.

# bees - Monday 14 September, 2015

18 hospitalised after a truck carrying thousands of bees crashes on motorway
# Sting In The Tale
# Sting In The Tale

18 hospitalised after a truck carrying thousands of bees crashes on motorway

Sep 14th 2015, 4:01 PM 27,900 Views 21 Comments

Two of those injured included two Finnish tourists.

# bees - Monday 13 July, 2015

Bees are disappearing - and scientists are warning about worrying knock-on problems
# Bad Buzz
# Bad Buzz

Bees are disappearing - and scientists are warning about worrying knock-on problems

Jul 13th 2015, 10:30 AM 14,092 Views 33 Comments

Scientists want to move bee populations to new areas.

# bees - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

A pregnant woman got lost in a forest, gave birth, then fought off placenta-hungry bees
# Walk In The Park
# Walk In The Park

A pregnant woman got lost in a forest, gave birth, then fought off placenta-hungry bees

Jul 1st 2015, 9:15 PM 37,077 Views 14 Comments

Eventful few days, then.

A swarm of bees terrified pedestrians on a footpath in Dublin city centre today
# Buzzz
# Buzzz

A swarm of bees terrified pedestrians on a footpath in Dublin city centre today

Jul 1st 2015, 8:07 PM 50,806 Views 47 Comments

Gardaí kept an eye on the situation until the beekeeper came in to save the day.

A pregnant woman got lost in a forest, gave birth, then fought off placenta-hungry bees
# Out Of The Woods
From The Daily Edge
# Out Of The Woods

A pregnant woman got lost in a forest, gave birth, then fought off placenta-hungry bees

Jul 1st 2015, 9:03 AM 4,827 Views 7 Comments

Eventful few days, then.

# bees - Saturday 18 April, 2015

'Everyone's been stung' ... Millions of bees escape after Seattle tractor-trailer crash
# Not The Bees
# Not The Bees

'Everyone's been stung' ... Millions of bees escape after Seattle tractor-trailer crash

Apr 18th 2015, 10:55 AM 14,241 Views 23 Comments

“I think everybody there got stung,” a local police officer said.

# bees - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Weather reporter terrified by 'giant bee' live on air
# Bee-t It
From The Daily Edge
# Bee-t It

Weather reporter terrified by 'giant bee' live on air

Oct 1st 2014, 3:11 PM 3,719 Views 3 Comments

NOT THE BEES.

# bees - Friday 22 August, 2014

Woman finds 50,000 bees living in her ceiling
# Oh Honey
From The Daily Edge
# Oh Honey

Woman finds 50,000 bees living in her ceiling

Aug 22nd 2014, 7:09 PM 3,279 Views 4 Comments

They’d managed to build 17 honeycombs.

# bees - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Everyone on Twitter is making the same dad joke right now
# Dad Lols
From The Daily Edge
# Dad Lols

Everyone on Twitter is making the same dad joke right now

May 18th 2014, 2:37 PM 6,297 Views 1 Comment

Dad… is that you?

# bees - Friday 16 May, 2014

High-street shoppers attacked by massive swarm of bees in London
# Hive Of Activity
From The Daily Edge
# Hive Of Activity

High-street shoppers attacked by massive swarm of bees in London

May 16th 2014, 6:45 PM 41,485 Views 56 Comments

They just needed a place to bee for a while.

# bees - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Animals learn the hard way not to mess with bees
# Buzz Kill
From The Daily Edge
# Buzz Kill

Animals learn the hard way not to mess with bees

Mar 12th 2014, 3:53 PM 3,334 Views 3 Comments

The price they pay? Their good looks.

# bees - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Watch this Dad's hilarious response to his son being attacked by bees
# Buzzin With You
From The Daily Edge
# Buzzin With You

Watch this Dad's hilarious response to his son being attacked by bees

Dec 12th 2013, 8:30 PM 4,252 Views 1 Comment

Well at least he’s being honest.

# bees - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Nov 10th 2013, 7:52 PM 18,530 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

# bees - Sunday 18 August, 2013

These are some of the silliest Guinness World Records
# World Record
# World Record

These are some of the silliest Guinness World Records

Aug 18th 2013, 11:30 AM 22,202 Views 21 Comments

Chainsaws, spoons and onions – the world has gone mad.

# bees - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

‘Positive results’ in bee sting therapy for cancer patients
# Buzzzzzzz
# Buzzzzzzz

‘Positive results’ in bee sting therapy for cancer patients

Aug 14th 2013, 9:40 PM 19,357 Views 39 Comments

More than 27,000 people in China have undergone the painful technique.

# bees - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Honeybees trained to find land mines in Croatia
# Buzzzzzzz
# Buzzzzzzz

Honeybees trained to find land mines in Croatia

May 19th 2013, 2:38 PM 7,680 Views 12 Comments

In the last two decades, land mines have taken the lives of 316 people, including 66 de-miners.

# bees - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Ireland abstained from vote to ban bee-harming pesticides
# Bees
# Bees

Ireland abstained from vote to ban bee-harming pesticides

Apr 30th 2013, 9:55 AM 7,247 Views 76 Comments

A ban on three pesticides, which some argue are threatening bees, will come into effect from December following a European Commission vote yesterday.

# bees - Saturday 20 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added iPhone dominoes

Apr 20th 2013, 7:55 PM 13,280 Views 6 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal
# Bees
# Bees

Beekeepers "appalled" Govt against pesticide restriction proposal

Apr 20th 2013, 3:00 PM 11,159 Views 83 Comments

Nine countries, including Ireland, have opposed a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids linked to dwindling bee populations in Europe.

# bees - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Brazilian football game delayed after a swarm of bees invaded goal
# Bad Buzz
From The42
# Bad Buzz

Brazilian football game delayed after a swarm of bees invaded goal

Mar 19th 2013, 9:08 PM 1,792 Views 5 Comments

They tried to set them on fire.

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