AN 'uneducated' grandad who started a health business from the kitchen table of his council house has sold his bee company for over £100 million. Steve Ryan, 63, can now afford an island in the Bahamas and a Falcon private jet after selling Bee Health to INW, based in Dallas. When asked by the Mirror how it feels to be a multi-millionaire, the bee boss laughed: "No bloody different." Steve said his obsession with "facinating honeybees" pushed him to start his bee product company in 1992 with his late wife Bea. He refused to disclose the exact figure his company sold for, but said it was enough to buy him his own island and a jet. Steve said he was able to travel abroad to do the deal as the government allows CEOs to go overseas to secure business deals if they are in excess of £100million. He was first introduced to bees while picking sprouts in a previous job. After falling in love with the creatures and the health benefits their products are associated with, … [Read more...] about ‘Uneducated’ grandad, 63, who started bee business from council house kitchen table sells it for £100million
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There is no shortage of cute dog videos on the internet, thank the lord. In fact, one of the best things about the internet is the endless amount of them. One dog owner left people in stitches after sharing a video of their dog after it was stung during a dog walk. The poor pooch was left with a cartoon-style bump on its head following the incident. The video of the dog has been viewed more than 15 million times since being shared on TikTok. Its unfortunate new look left people in stitches, and there was no end of jokes made about the dog's appearance. One woman joked: "It looks like when cartoon characters get hit in the head and get a big bump." Another said: "The way he looked like in the pictures he's done in life." A third added: "Your dog looks like the aliens from the movie Conehead." One viewer commented: "When you get hit in Tom and Jerry." Others took a more subtle approach to their gags, with one advising: "Be kind guys, he's got a lot on … [Read more...] about Dog left with ‘perfect cartoon bump’ after bee sting leaving people in hysterics
Mexico is one of the leading strawberry producers in the world — and the state of Michoacan is at its center. There, hundreds of small and medium-holder farmers grow the beloved red berry exclusively in their fields. Still, incomes are precarious for many farmers, and monocultures and outdated agricultural practices have damaged soil and led to water shortages. The program Madre Tierra, which means Mother Earth, is training strawberry growers in more environmentally friendly farming methods. Isidro Ramirez is one of the oldest farmers taking part in the Madre Tierra program. He now uses an irrigation system that saves water. The Madre Tierra program involves the German development agency, GIZ , as well as companies that process and sell the strawberries after harvesting. These include Danone-Ecosystem , Frexport, GIZ, Walmart Foundation of Mexico, Nuup and TechnoServe. GIZ also advises the strawberry farmers as part of the project "Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Mexican … [Read more...] about Mexican strawberry farmers go green
Local authorities in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and Canada's province of British Columbia are waging an aggressive campaign to eradicate colonies of "murder hornets" that appear to be gaining a foothold in the region after arriving from Asia. Since 2019, experts in British Columbia alone have reported at least seven nests or sightings of the aggressive insects, which are native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and other parts of mainland Asia. They have been blamed for attacks on several hives of honeybees in which entire colonies were wiped out. There have been more cases over the border in Washington State, including incidents in which experts monitoring the sites were attacked and reported stings far more painful than from other insects. The largest hornet in the world, an adult can grow to more than 4.5 centimeters (1.7 inches) long and have a stinger that is another 6 millimeters (0.2 inches) long. They are usually found in forests and mountain areas and … [Read more...] about Aggressive Asian hornets gain foothold in Pacific Northwest
SARA Cox is famously known for fronting BBC Radio Two's drive-time show and has even tried her hand at modelling. Here's what you need to know about the talented radio DJ. Who is Sara Cox? The 45-year-old is from Bolton, Greater Manchester. After finishing her studies at Canon Slate School, Sara decided to pursue a career in modelling. Following her appearance in the OMD music video for Everyday, she landed her first TV role in 1996. Sara is most well-known for her radio career. In 1991, she joined BBC Radio One where she hosted with Emma Boughton and launched the Sunday Surgery show with Dr Mark Hamilton. After landing the huge Radio One Breakfast Show presenter role, she grew the audience to 7.8 million listeners. Sara hosted her final radio show in 2003, leaving the job behind with her last track: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life”. Cox is also regularly heard on BBC Radio Two, where she hosts her own show on Saturday evenings. In October 2018, it was … [Read more...] about Who is Sara Cox and what TV shows has she been on?