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National Insect Week returns in 2022

The Central Association of Bee-Keepers (CABK)

The Central Association of Bee-Keepers

The Central Association of Bee-Keepers is an educational charity which aims to promote and further the craft of bee-keeping. By organizing lectures and producing publications, it enables bee-keepers, bee scientists and others to keep in touch with the latest research about bees and related topics.

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Most poisonous

There are lots of contenders here – possibly the pretty red and blue rove beetle Paederus – very, very tiny amounts of its poison have been used to cure chronic ulceration in people. Ladybirds are pretty poisonous (and pretty) and can bleed foul-tasting poisonous brightly coloured blood from their knees.