Bees
New tool improves beekeepers' overwintering odds and bottom line  PHYS.ORG · 11 hours
A new tool from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination... more
New tool improves beekeepers' overwintering odds and bottom line  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
A new tool can predict the odds that honey bee colonies overwintered in cold storage will be large enough to rent for almond pollination in February. Identifying which colonies will... more
Swapping pollinators reduces species diversity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Ecologists demonstrate that abandoning one pollinator for another to realize immediate benefits could compromise a flower's long-term survival. The research provides novel insights into fundamental biological processes that ultimately influence food security. more
Study shows bee brains process positive and negative experiences differently  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that when bees experience positive versus negative events, their brains process and remember the events... more
Swapping pollinators reduces species diversity, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
niversity of Kansas plant biologists Carolyn Wessinger and Lena Hileman appreciate the sheer beauty of a field of colorful wildflowers as much as the next person. But what really gets their adrenaline pumping is... more
To save honey bees we need to design them new hives  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Honey bees are under extreme pressure. The number of honey bee colonies in the US has been declining at an average rate of almost 40% since... more
Key plant enzyme could pave way for development of medications and other products  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Plants can do many amazing things. Among their talents, they can manufacture compounds that help them repel pests, attract pollinators, cure infections... more
Key enzyme found in plants could guide development of medicines and other products  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Plants can do many amazing things. Among their talents, they can manufacture compounds that help them repel pests, attract pollinators, cure infections... more
Squirrels, bees could get US aid but not Yellowstone's bison  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
U.S. wildlife officials rejected petitions Thursday to protect Yellowstone National Park's storied bison herds but pledged to consider protections for two other species—a tiny, endangered squirrel in Arizona... more
Germany to ban glyphosate to protect insects, biodiversity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Germany said Wednesday it would phase out the controversial weed killer glyphosate because it wipes out insect populations crucial for ecosystems and pollination of food crops. more
Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in pollinator-dependent crops  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California. more
Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in five major pollinator-dependent crops  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five major pollinator-dependent crops in Oregon and California, including... more
How bees live with bacteria  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. They are also threatened. Scientists demand more research on the ecology of these insects. more
How bees live with bacteria  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. They are also threatened. Scientists from Würzburg demand more research on the ecology of these insects. more
Wild ground-nesting bees might be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered at least one... more
Wild ground-nesting bees might be exposed to lethal levels of neonics in soil  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In a first-ever study investigating the risk of neonicotinoid insecticides to ground-nesting bees, University of Guelph researchers have discovered hoary squash bees... more
Larval Bees are Omnivores, Shows New Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Pollen-borne microbes represent an important protein source for larval bees, according to new research. Of the more than 20,000 species of bees... more
Caffeine does not influence stingless bees  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) that has a sting for use in defense is common in Western Europe. Stingless bees, on the other hand, are mainly at home in the tropics and subtropics. They are... more
Researchers developing natural pesticide alternative to target pests without harming honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A natural, sustainable alternative to pesticides that targets specific pests, without harming beneficial pollinators such as honeybees, is being developed with the help of researchers from... more
The journey of the pollen  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When insects carry the pollen from one flower to another to pollinate them, the pollen must attach to and detach from different surfaces. Scientists have discovered that the mechanisms are far more complex than previously assumed. They differ... more
The journey of pollen and the process of pollen dispersal  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For allergy sufferers, the pollination period is a tough time, whereas for plants it is the opportunity to reproduce: in addition to the wind, insects, in particular, carry... more
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