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Bees Go Quackers!!


Scientists using highly sensitive vibration detectors have decoded honeybee queens' "tooting and quacking" duets in the hive.

Worker bees make new queens by sealing eggs inside special cells with wax and feeding them royal jelly. When ready to emerge the queens quack -but if two are free at the same time, they will fight to the death. So when one hatches, its quacks turn to toots, telling the workers to keep the queens , still quacking , captive. The queens responding to each other can be plainly heard.

It has been assumed that the queens were talking to other queens -possibly sizing one another up vocally to see who is strongest but there is another explanation.
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191216 | Dolphin becomes stranded on Gwithian beach in Hayle

Dolphin becomes stranded on Gwithian beach in Hayle - Cornwall Live - Dolphin becomes stranded on Gwithian beach in Hayle  Cornwall Live [Hayle and Angarrack news | Google]

 

 


Dolphin becomes stranded on Gwithian beach in Hayle

The dolphin is now back at sea  read more »

191024 | New B-Lines to put the buzz back into Cornwall

New B-Lines to put the buzz back into Cornwall

An ambitious new plan for helping our bees, butterflies, hoverflies and other pollinating insects is being launched today by Buglife, the University of Exeter and Cornwall Council.

Cornwall B-Lines will create rivers of wildflowers across the countryside connecting the county’s best wildlife sites from coast to coast, and from our towns to the countryside.  read more »

191014 | Badger Cull making TB worse!

Cull making TB worse!


Badger cull 'made TB crisis worse'

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Bee friendly...

£1.8 billion cost of replacing bee pollination 28% Cornish bumblebees now extinct
Top tips to help pollinators: 1. Create homes; 2, Be less tidy!
Top tips to help pollinators: 3 Plant, 4 Go organic, 5 Ditch pesticides
Let your garden go wild to help the bees

140910 | Duchy Supports Project to Save Cornish Black Honey Bees

Duchy Supports Project to Save Cornish Black Honey Bees

The Prince of Wales meets Andrew Brown, Lt. Col. Bentham-Green and Rodger Dewhurst from the B4 Project at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery in July 2014.

The Duchy of Cornwall is supporting a project to save the Cornish remnants of the native Black Honey Bee.  read more »

130610 | Rare Cornish black honeybee found to resist colony collapse virus

Rare Cornish black honeybee found to resist colony collapse virus


10 Jun 2013
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    Cornish Black Honey Bee (Apis mellifera mellifera or Amm)

    Facts about the Cornish Black Bee  read more »

    The Dark Bee Apis mellifera mellifera in the United Kingdom

    The Dark Bee Apis mellifera mellifera in the United Kingdom

    The article below is based on a lecture given by Philip Denwood to the SICAMM Conference in Landquart, Switzerland, on 1st September 2012  read more »

    190723 | Farmer-led badger vaccination project off to flying start

    23rd July

    Farmer-led badger vaccination project off to flying start

     Andrew Parkinson-2020VISION

    Photo: Andrew Parkinson-2020VISION  read more »

    1994 | CETTFS WARBLER - Cettia cetti at Angarrack in 1981 and 1982, but sadly the habitat was destroyed for road and industrial

    Cetti's warbler by the Kalloni east river, Lesvos, Greece / Mark S Jobling / CC-BY-SA-3.0

    CETTFS WARBLER - Cettia cetti

    Scarce resident. Breeds. Uncommon passage migrant.  read more »

    1994 | FIRECREST - Regulus ignica, singles at Illogan, Saltash, Angarrack

    Uncommon passage migrant (mainly autumn) and winter visitor. A potential breeding species (cf. probable breeding in Devon since 1985).  read more »

    190521 | Let your garden go wild to help bees and butterflies

    £1.8 billion cost of replacing bee pollination 28% Cornish bumblebees now extinct
    Top tips to help pollinators: 1. Create homes; 2, Be less tidy!
    Top tips to help pollinators: 3 Plant, 4 Go organic, 5 Ditch pesticides

    Let your garden go wild to help bees and butterflies

    I’ve always thought of my garden as rather messy, but actually, it’s pretty environmentally-friendly, with loads of daisies like this, for starters …  read more »

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