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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

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by visiting scientist Dr. Jim Wetterer, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, on the topic of “World Domination by Ants.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free... Read more of this article

“Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers” Event

“Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers” Event

A lecture — “Exploring Bermuda’s Flying Flowers: The Seven Resident Butterflies Of Bermuda” — will be held at 7.00pm at Wednesday April 20th. It will be presented by Ras Mykkal, photographer and author of the book Bermuda’s Flying Flowers, and the public is invited to “join us to learn about the life cycles... Read more of this article

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

Orange Sulphur Butterfly Pays Bermuda A Visit

An Orange Sulpher butterfly was spotted at Spittal Pond over the weekend, representing what the Bermuda Audubon Society called “a very rare visitor to Bermuda.” ButterfliesAndMoths.com says about the Orange Sulpher butterfly’s range, “Southern Canada to central Mexico, coast to coast in the United States except for the Florida... Read more of this article

Man Sentenced To 10 Days For Stealing Baygon

Man Sentenced To 10 Days For Stealing Baygon

Appearing in Magistrates Court this morning [June 3], a 61-year-old man was sentenced to ten days in prison for stealing a case of Baygon from Marketplace. Mr Steven Pitt received the sentence for stealing a case of Baygon, valued at $47, from the Marketplace Store on Church Street on 10th May 2015. The Crown Prosecutor told Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo... Read more of this article

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

“Unidentified” Spider Found In Sinky Bay Area

[Updated] Yesterday [Oct 7] a Bernews reader emailed in a photo of a spider they found in the Sinky Bay area, questioning whether it could possibly be a black or brown widow spider. The Department of Environmental Protection were not able to confirm exactly what the spider was, as they need to be able to physically assess the spider to do so, and this... Read more of this article