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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

Visiting Bee Expert To Meet Local Beekeepers

Visiting Bee Expert To Meet Local Beekeepers

The Buzz has invited well-known beekeeper Ross Conrad to visit Bermuda over the weekend of March 27, with a tour of the island and two workshops planned during his stay. After arriving late on March 26, Mr. Conrad will spend March 27 touring the island to visit beehive sites and to meet with local beekeepers, as well as meeting with representatives... Read more of this article

2014 “Another Poor Year” For Honey Production

2014 “Another Poor Year” For Honey Production

“2014 was another poor year for overall honey production,” Minister of Health, Seniors & Environment Jeanne Atherden said recently, adding that the two hurricanes in October 2014 “destroyed most of the nectar producing plants during a major nectar flow period.”While delivering the brief for her Ministry in the House of... Read more of this article

IWC Donate $1,760 To ‘Keep Bermuda Buzzing’

IWC Donate $1,760 To ‘Keep Bermuda Buzzing’

The International Women’s Club Bermuda recently presented a cheque for $1,760.00 to assist BEST’s Keep Bermuda Buzzing campaign. A spokesperson said, “With the bee population being dealt another blow with the recent hurricanes and the loss of local habitats and flora, the work of BEST’s [Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce] Keep... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

Photos: Bee Swarm Found On Front Street

[Updated] Officials from the Department of Environmental Protection are presently on Front Street this afternoon [Sept 4] after a large bee swarm was found opposite the Beach Restaurant. The bees are, at present, located in a tree and plans are being made to remove them. Further details are limited at this time, however we have asked officials for... Read more of this article

Montpelier Road Closed Due To Bee Swarm

Montpelier Road Closed Due To Bee Swarm

The Montpelier Road area has been closed off to traffic today [June 20] due to a swarm of bees in the area and the road closure will be in effect until the bees have been safely removed. “The Department of Parks under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Works is advising the public to proceed with caution near the Arboretum. “A bee swarm... Read more of this article

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] hosted a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” today [Apr 12] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], educating the public on the importance of bees to nature at large and the skills required to keep and promote their propagation. According to the promotional flyer for... Read more of this article

BEST To Host “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

BEST To Host “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

The BEST environmental group will host a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing”  on Saturday 12th April, 2014 from 11am to 3:45pm at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI]. The event will include a short film and panel discussion from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, featuring Claire Jessey, Entomologist, Department of Environmental Protection; Tommy... Read more of this article

Unique Bermuda Candles Have Bees To Thank

Unique Bermuda Candles Have Bees To Thank

Bermuda is a one-of-a-kind setting for artists and their craft, providing those of us on the island with access to a wide variety of goods and services that are both unique and interesting, and that may be no more true than the products that come from local beekeeper Lellwell Woolridge. The owner of Bee Lovers Beekeeping, Woolridge provides the island... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Bees Continue To Face Hurdles

Bermuda’s Bees Continue To Face Hurdles

With Bermudian bees continuing to drop in numbers, as is the case with bee populations in many parts of the world, the Ministry of Environment and Planning has taken the time to outline the problem in their latest Envirotalk newsletter, highlighting not only the issues being faced by our bees, but also what we can do to give them a helping hand.Except... Read more of this article

Video: Threatened Bermuda Honey Bee

Video: Threatened Bermuda Honey Bee

Honey bees are among Bermuda’s oldest inhabitants, introduced to the island from England in 1616 — just four years after its permanent settlement. They were not imported into the American colonies until six years later. In recent decades virtually all Bermuda’s honey bees have been kept in frame hives [pictured] but the long-term future... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Beekeeping Summer Camp

Upcoming: Beekeeping Summer Camp

In May ago we covered a story about a Paget home being invaded by thousands of bees. The tale of the heroic efforts of Mr Burgess was recounted in the article, which concluded with him taking care of the bee situation and fearlessly riding off into the Bermuda sunset with a box of bees on his trusty stallion motor bike. What was not mentioned was that... Read more of this article

Video: Bees Make Home A Hive Of Activity

Video: Bees Make Home A Hive Of Activity

A swarm of bees turned a Paget home into an unusually hively place last week. James Doughty said he was sitting in his living room on Thursday afternoon and noticed a few bees had come down the fireplace. He looked outside and noticed that there was a small swarm above the chimney. Mr. Doughty was running late for an appointment in town so he dashed... Read more of this article