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StartSpaceThe city beekeeping growth is hurting wild pollinator species

The city beekeeping growth is hurting wild pollinator species

The current international development for city apiary quantities to „bee-washing“ that detracts from efforts to reverse the decline in wild pollinators, argues Graham Lawton


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18 Might 2022

DD57G8 Elena Polisano keeps a hive of honey bees on the roof of the Three Stags pub in Lambeth in London

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DURING one of many pandemic lockdowns in 2020 – it will need to have been the primary, as we have been spending a variety of time sunbathing within the backyard – one in every of my neighbours began maintaining bees. He would emerge from his again door carrying the total get-up and fumigate the hive earlier than inspecting the inside for honey. We stay in London, so barely knew him, and he by no means provided us a jar of honey, however it was an entertaining spectacle that gave us some cheer on these dreary days.

I didn’t understand it then, however my neighbour was a part of a world development. London, together with Berlin, New York, …


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