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Soil Association: Keeping Britain Buzzing

Our bees, pollinators and other wildlife are under threat with their numbers declining. There is strong evidence that neonicotinoid pesticides are involved in the deaths and that they are impacting on other species such as birds, earthworms and aquatic insects too. Another major factor is intensive agriculture contributing to a loss of habitat and food. Organic farming on the other hand encourages higher levels of wildlife – including bees. The Soil Association campaigns to tackle these problems and to work with all farmers to help save our precious wildlife. See more: http://www.soilassociation.org/keepbritainbuzzing/gclid/cjwkeajw8losbrddub-swpw8riisjaanms017iss813qxikjciwfrz-zvuixlspcgmm3dgr-tqyqbbocqgpw_wcb

New Winnie-the-Pooh story: In which Pooh and Piglet save the bees

The British Beekeepers Association in partnership with Egmont Publishing have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with simple activities for families to help save the honey bees.  Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and friends create their own vegetable patch, in the Yorkshire Dales.  Illustrations by Mark Burgess after E H Shepard. ©Disney 2015. Embargoed to 00.01 Thurs 25th June 2015.
The British Beekeepers Association in partnership with Egmont Publishing have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with simple activities for families to help save the honey bees. Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and friends create their own vegetable patch, in the Yorkshire Dales. Illustrations by Mark Burgess after E H Shepard. ©Disney 2015. Embargoed to 00.01 Thurs 25th June 2015.

Telegraph: Beekeepers have joined forces with Winnie-the-Pooh to encourage children to bake with local honey, visit nearby apiaries and throw seed-bombs

Winnie-the Pooh might be a ‘bear of very little brain’ but even he has become troubled to learn that his beloved treat of honey is under threat by the continuing decline of Britain’s bees.

New figures from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) showed the colonies declined by 14.5 per cent last winter, 50 per cent more than the previous year, despite efforts to tackle to the problem by banning pesticides.

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Monday 16 June 2015: Kurds push ISIS back

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ANF: Girê Spî liberated 

YPG/YPJ and Burkan Al Frat forces have gained victory over ISIS and liberated Girê Spî (Tel Abyad) after two years of ISIS occupation. 

Commander Rubar Qamislo operation launched by the YPG/YPJ and Burkan Al Firat forces has reached to its completion as Girê Spî is cleansed of the ISIS gangs following the pincer operation. 

An YPG commander, Husên Koçer has confirmed that Girê Spî has been retaken from the ISIS gangs.

YPG/YPJ and Burkan Al-Firat forces have started searching and cleaning activities in Girê Spî. Continue reading Monday 16 June 2015: Kurds push ISIS back