ST BEES BEACH

By Sarah Farquhar

Camera: Canon EOS 550D

Lens: Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens

Exposure: 13 seconds at f/14 (ISO 100)

Sarah says: «The sunsets at St Bees beach are amazing. On this occasion I went down at high tide to do some long-exposure photography. I decided to use the rocks as the foreground interest. I used an ND grad filter to balance the sky and retain detail in the darker foreground.»

• LEE FROST: Sunset by the sea is hard to beat when moody images are your goal, but with so many creative options at your disposal it can sometimes be

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KEEPING BEES SHOULD APPEAL TO WATCH COLLECTORS AS THE WINGED WORKFORCE FOLLOWS AN AMAZINGLY ACCURATE TIME SCHEDULE ACROSS THE SEASONS. THIS YEAR IS A VERY GOOD TIME TO GET INVOLVED IN APIARY.

As winter turns to spring, beekeepers begin to swarm. Apiary associations up and down the UK hold training sessions at which old hands reveal to newcomers the secrets of keeping apis mellifora, the highly productive European or Western honey bee.

If you have ever thought about having a hive or two, now is the season to get involved. Taking its lead from the bees’ well-organised social order, The British Beekeepers Association has a network linking its 20,000-plus members. With a passion that rivals the watch aficionados of the CW Forum, the beekeeping community is keen to spread the word about

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Honey bees from a hive and combs

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If you are unable to engage in beekeeping and honey collecting yourself, give bee colony, hive, honeycomb, and guidance on breeding bees from Heifer International to those who might be interested in this. Thus, together with the company, which is fighting for sustainable development, not only can you please someone a nice present, and himself in the latter useful and sweet honey, but to do useful work for the planet. After strategically placed beehives can double the yield of certain

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In the U.S., reported the disappearance of at least half of the population of bees

April 11, 2013. Scientists and beekeepers puzzled bee colony collapse syndrome (CCD), which is characterized by the sudden disappearance of the working population of the hive.

According to the USDA, the symptoms of CCD include the absence or presence of a small adult, but the presence of honey in the hive and immature bees, which implies a sudden adult bees abandoning the hive. Be that as it may, the bees do not find anywhere else, they just fade away and die somewhere.

Usually the uterus drop, and not being able to create a new population, it dies.

Syndrome of

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USA: The death of thousands of bees in Winthrop, Minnesota

May 16, 2013. Spring season only managed to begin, and local farmers are already counting losses. In the last couple of days, another major manufacturer reported that thousands of bees suddenly died. In 2005, Minnesota was the sixth-largest producer of honey in the country. But since 2006, suddenly became extinct millions of bee colonies Minnesota and nationwide.

When Rand Henle and his wife came to check their hives on Tuesday morning, the first thing they noticed — in the air did not have any bees. And then, when they got closer, saw them lying on the ground. Each spring

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Russia increases export of bees

In Ufa, August 30 arrived representative community beekeepers Germany Andres Erkelenz.

The purpose of the visit was the acquisition of the German specialist Bashkir breed queen bees honey bees. Their existence Andres Erkelenz learned at the International exhibition "Green Week 2012" in Berlin.

honey festival in Ufa (Photo: Sergey Slovokhotov / WG)

Bashkir breed bees attracted the attention of foreign colleagues for their unique properties — exceptional winter hardiness, high honey production, as well as resistance to many diseases. Also, these bees are superior to other species by the number of Russian produced wax and pollen.

On the second

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01.08.12.Gibel bees in the southern Urals. Video

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1.08.12.Ih life is not sugar or honey. In hives — empty cell.

Retired Yevgeny Yegorov 20 years beekeeping. First lived off farm — worked a mechanic, now — by insects. This year, the family-owned business swayed.

"Pensions are not enough to live on. Mistress of the patient. For this year expected: honey will be a cure. And yet ", — said Yevgeny Yegorov beekeeper. Beekeepers Kamenogorsk investor from Germany poisoned honey life. Wheat field was sprayed with poisons — Grass weeds. Along with pest damage working bee. Executive Director of the "North Field" on board ran calculations:

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Ecology of Germany led to the mass death of bees

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21.06.12.V Germany, the prices of natural products, including honey. According to a representative of the manufacturer of honey Langnese, honey rose markedly over the past two years, and the future trend will continue.

The main reason for rising prices — ecology. The fact that climate change and environmental pollution leading to mass death of bees, so get natural honey gets harder. On the other hand, the Court prohibited the sale of honey from genetically modified pollen, resulting in significantly increased costs to the analysis of the final product, according to RP online.

Langnese honey produced in 1958. Now, this

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22.06.12.Gibel bees in the Tomsk region. Video

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22.06.12.V village Romanovka dying bees and sick people. The prosecutor's office began checking on compliance with health regulations with working fields fertilizers. The village Romanovka Tomsk region, several families feel bad.

People think is to blame for the entrepreneur who annually sprays his fields with pesticides. As a result, affected villagers and their backyard. Most are involved in beekeeping.

Bees in Victor Ovchinnikov die every day. Over 40 years of hard work this picture into your own apiary sees first. Learned that the next similar situation. Insects are returned from the field and almost immediately die. No bees

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15.06.12.Gibel fish, bees and animals in the Bryansk region

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15.06.12.Prirodoohrannaya prosecutor checks processing fields with selhozaviatsii near the village Specific Uta Vygonichskogo district.

According to assumptions after spraying herbicide from the air in the local lake fish surfaced, the apiaries bees died, and in the woods — small animals and birds. The two-year Diana recently released from the hospital, where she was, eating strawberries, grandfather collected near the village. Local residents fear that the processing of land from the air with herbicides, which was held by the agricultural holding, the chemicals could get not only on the field. Population forbidden to pick berries in the woods.

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