nyanc posted a photo:  I'd never seen this before but it turns out these mites are not uncommon.  These mites are detritivores that live in bumblebee nests, eating old wax and general bee generated rubbish; when the nests are abandoned over winter this causes a problem for the mites, so they hitch a ride on queen bumblebees to get to the next active nest.  They may look quite scary when they are seen seemingly infesting queen bumblebees but they don’t spread disease, parasitise or damage the…

nyanc posted a photo: I'd never seen this before but it turns out these mites are not uncommon. These mites are detritivores that live in bumblebee nests, eating old wax and general bee generated rubbish; when the nests are abandoned over winter this causes a problem for the mites, so they hitch a ride on queen bumblebees to get to the next active nest. They may look quite scary when they are seen seemingly infesting queen bumblebees but they don’t spread disease, parasitise or damage the…

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

Arranging a few old bricks on top of each other makes a simple insect house within minutes. The voids in each layer can be filled with old stems, twigs and other prunings collected from the garden. Bug hotel made from bricks and bamboo - © Lee Avison/GAP Photos

The Howards are always pushing the limits of their travels, and now they’re pushing the limits of their technology with the Dell XPS 13. Windows 10 PCs do more. Just like you.

The Howards are always pushing the limits of their travels, and now they’re pushing the limits of their technology with the Dell XPS 13. Windows 10 PCs do more. Just like you.

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Download for free! Your wedding guests will take a lot of photos. Ever wonder how you might see them all? WedPics is the #1 photo & video sharing app for weddings! Available on iPhone, Android and Web (for those using digital cameras). Try it today!

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This month’s EDIT is inspired by our Leckford Estate in Hampshire, bringing you the colour and motion of country gardens in spring. Update your workspace with fresh flowers and vibrant desk accessories, ideal for working at home.

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girlsingreenfields: “ The Season of the Witch. Odette Pavlova photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine September 2016. ”

girlsingreenfields: “ The Season of the Witch. Odette Pavlova photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for W Magazine September 2016. ”

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