Hashtag: #Insects

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

Ants Engaged In “Epic Battle” In Bermuda

Ants Engaged In “Epic Battle” In Bermuda

“For 60+ years, two of the world’s most widespread and destructive invasive ant species” have been “engaged in an epic battle on the islands of Bermuda” as “both species are completely intolerant of the other.” This is according to a research article in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research by James Kelly Wetterer. Wetterer... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

New Mosquito Traps Targeting Aedes Albopictus

In an effort to kill the species of mosquitoes that could potentially carry Zika virus, the Department of Health’s Vector Control team is placing In2Care Mosquito Traps around Bermuda. Close up of the mosquito trap“Bermuda is currently Zika free. In addition, Bermuda does not have the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the most common and most... Read more of this article

New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

New Mosquito Traps: Effort To Prevent Zika Virus

The Department of Health’s Vector Control team today [June 28] announced that it will be piloting the In2Care Mosquito Trap in Bermuda in the ongoing campaign to control mosquitoes. “Bermuda is currently Zika free. As part of a concerted effort to keep the island Zika free, these new mosquito traps are designed to specifically attract the Aedes... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Photos: Bee Swarm Removed In Hamilton

Beekeepers had to be called to remove a bee swarm today [June 23], with a large group of bees having swarmed on branches of a tree located on the corner of Cedar Avenue and Elliot Street.Apparently a passing pedestrian noticed the swarm this morning and reported it to Corporation of Hamilton, who arranged for it to be removed, with beekeepers Lewell... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

Photos & Videos: Bees Swarm Two Windows

[Updated with video] Bernews experienced a somewhat unusual occurrence today [May 29], with a bevy of bees having swarmed two windows. While attempting to make arrangements to have the bees safely removed, we took the opportunity to film them since they did take it upon themselves to land right in camera view.As far as removing bees, if you find yourself... Read more of this article

Bermuda Marks Mosquito Awareness Week

Bermuda Marks Mosquito Awareness Week

Eliminating mosquito breeding sites, avoiding mosquito bites, and protecting pregnant women from Zika virus are the key messages of the inaugural Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, launched yesterday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA], the Pan American Health Organization [PAHO] and the CARICOM Secretariat. With the slogan “Fight the bite,... Read more of this article