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Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

Wallpaper Wednesday: Butterfly On Flower

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series shows a close up view of one of the island’s smaller residents, with this phone wallpaper/lock screen featuring an image of a Bermuda butterfly sitting on a flower.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday... Read more of this article

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

In the first of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping. The BTA said, “Today we’re spotlighting Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping Ltd. He’s helping to restore our bee population while producing... Read more of this article

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

In the Winter Edition of Envirotalk, Department Of Environment & Natural Resources Entomologist Claire Jessey highlights the Fig Sphinx moth, which is apparently a new resident of the island. In the report, Ms. Jessey said, “In October 2017, a large and unfamiliar moth was presented to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for... Read more of this article

Bee Hive Near The Entrance Of Fort Hamilton

Bee Hive Near The Entrance Of Fort Hamilton

An active bee hive has been identified near the entrance of Fort Hamilton, and the City has engaged the services of bee keeper to relocate the hive, and in the meantime the City is urging visitors to the Fort to be “aware of the situation and proceed with caution.” A City of Hamilton spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton advises... Read more of this article

8 Week Beekeeping Course Beginning In April

8 Week Beekeeping Course Beginning In April

Passion Fields Maintenance and Beekeeping will be holding an 8-week beekeeping course starting in April. In an online post, Passion Fields Maintenance and Beekeeping Ltd. said, “Discover the inner workings of a bee hive! We are so pleased to be introducing a 8-week beekeeping course, beginning in April. “Meet with us once a week, on either... Read more of this article

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed Tomorrow

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed Tomorrow

The City of Hamilton said that a hive of bees has been identified in a tree near the junction of Dundonald Street East and King Street. Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, has assessed the hive and scheduled its removal from the tree for approximately 9.30am on Thursday, November 29th. He said, “This hive is quite high up in the tree but the... Read more of this article

Staff Commended After Capturing Scorpion

Staff Commended After Capturing Scorpion

A scorpion was discovered in Bermuda earlier this month, thought to be accidentally brought into Bermuda on cargo, and Fast Forward Freight staff have been “commended on their swift actions in preventing the escape of this scorpion.” On October 12th, employees of Fast Forward Freight saw the scorpion in one of their warehouses, captured... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Hive To Be Removed At Arboretum

Photos: Bee Hive To Be Removed At Arboretum

[Updated with photos & video] The Department of Parks is advising that tomorrow [Sept 24], starting at 6.00pm “trained bee keepers and Parks crews will facilitate the removal of a bee hive at the Arboretum.”“The bee hive is located near the Arboretum parking lot, and the Parks Department is advising the public that there will... Read more of this article

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

Study Explores Genetics Of Bermuda Fireworms

A study led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History has investigated the genetics behind the “incredible luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms.” A story in Science Daily said, “The beautiful bioluminescence of the Bermuda fireworm [Odontosyllis enopla], which lives... Read more of this article

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Video: Beekeeper Relocates Bees From City Tree

Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, tonight [July 19] captured a swarm of bees that had set up house in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East. Mr. Field explained that the bees would be moved to a hive in a location a couple of miles away and introduced to a new queen. The access hole in the tree... Read more of this article

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed On Thurs

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed On Thurs

The City of Hamilton confirmed that a hive of bees has been identified in a tree outside of the Church of God Heritage Worship Centre on Dundonald Street East, and said it will be removed tomorrow. Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, has assessed the hive and scheduled its removal from the tree on Thursday, July 19th, at approximately 7pm. He... Read more of this article

Long-Standing Bee Hive Removed In Hamilton

Long-Standing Bee Hive Removed In Hamilton

The City of Hamilton today confirmed that a long-standing hive of bees that had taken up residence in a hole in a Poinciana tree at the junction of King and Union Streets by Jubilee Park has been safely removed. Calls to remove the tree had garnered support from concerned neighbouring residents as the bees were deemed by some to be a health hazard. City... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture: “Introduction To Bermuda’s Bees”

BZS Lecture: “Introduction To Bermuda’s Bees”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by Mr. Tom Sinclair on the topic of “Introduction to Bermuda’s Bees.” The lecture will take place on Thursday, October 19 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free and open to the public, with a donation of $5 “gratefully accepted.” The... Read more of this article