Tag Archives: bees

May 4 2016

The secret lives of the LSE bees

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Lucy Woods joins LSE Beekeeping society on one of their weekly visits to the LSE Bees and reports back on what she learnt.  In London’s rare afternoon sun, urban beekeeper Claire Ratinon leads a small group of curious visitors, covered … Continue reading

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Feb 18 2015

4 things I learnt during Green Week

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  By Mary Leong, MSc Media and Communications student at LSE. 1. Bees! Someone (commonly mis-attributed to Einstein) famously said that humans wouldn’t survive for much longer if bees died out. Thankfully, LSE Bees is doing its part with four small colonies of European honeybees … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2015

U.S. Bees

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John Fry is an LSE alumnus (MSc International Relations, Politics of the World Economy, 1994), and now keeps bees in Washington DC.  Here he shares his experiences of beekeeping in the US, including laws that banned beekeeping, and a nifty … Continue reading

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Oct 25 2013

Harvesting LSE’s honey

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Dr Luke Dixon of UrbanBeekeeping.co.uk is LSE’s resident beekeeper.  Here he gives an update on the recent LSE honey harvest. There are honey bees atop the LSE.  There are two hives on the roof of Connaught House on campus, and another … Continue reading

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Aug 14 2013

LSE bees, and the plight of the pollinators

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Dan Reeves, LSE Residences Sustainability Officer, argues that urban beekeeping can help combat the decline in bee numbers, supporting biodiversity and the food chain. Insects are responsible for pollinating around 80% of Europe’s crops, which means that the current decline … Continue reading

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