Bees
Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a specific genetic program, according to a new study.... more
Robots enable bees and fish to talk to each other  nanowerk · 2 days
Through an imaginative experiment, researchers were able to get two extremely different animal species located far apart to interact with each other and reach a shared decision with... more
Two-step path to shrinking worker bee gonads  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The dramatic difference in gonad size between honey bee queens and their female workers in response to their distinct diets requires the switching on of a specific genetic program, according to a new study... more
Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next... more
The business of biodiversity: can we put a value on nature?  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nature provides people with everything from food and water to timber, textiles, medicinal resources and pollination of crops. Now, a new approach aims to measure exactly... more
Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next... more
UC Riverside research shows how natural selection favors cheaters  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Mutualisms, which are interactions between members of different species that benefit both parties, are found everywhere -- from exchanges between pollinators and the plants they pollinate, to symbiotic interactions between... more
Study finds natural selection favors cheaters  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Mutualisms, which are interactions between members of different species that benefit both parties, are found everywhere—from exchanges between pollinators and the plants they pollinate, to symbiotic interactions between us and our beneficial microbes. more
The impact of extreme weather on biodiversity and pollinating insects  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Markus Franzén, doctor in ecology at the department of biology and environmental science at Linnaeus University, has been granted SEK 3 million by Formas for his research project,... more
Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly. more
Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly. The study looks at the non-target effects of... more
The first male bees spotted babysitting are mostly stepdads  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Some male bees guard young that are likely not their own while mom looks for pollen, a study finds. more
People are essential to conserving pollinators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. more
Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new research has found. more
Bee diversity critical to world's food supply  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Ecosystems that contain only a few bee species underperform in terms of plant production whereas those with many different species thrive, according to research which highlights the importance of bee diversity to securing the... more
People are essential to conserving pollinators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. more
Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new University of British Columbia research has found. more
'Extinct' bee found on the outskirts of Perth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A native bee species believed to be extinct has been found during a survey of insect pollinators in a remnant of banksia woodland at Pinjar in Perth's northern suburbs. more
Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. Recent findings indicate that, in farming areas, species that emerge in late... more
Why extinct species seem to be returning from the dead  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like something out of a zombie movie, species that were once thought extinct seem to be rising from the dead. Between February 21 and March 4 2019, three... more
Insects in decline—on farmland, latecomers lose out  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The pollination services provided by wild bees are indispensable, not only for ecological but also for eminently economic reasons. However, over half of the more than 500 wild bee species found in Germany are... more
Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London... more
Most microbes in hummingbird feeders do not pose health hazard  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Many people set up hummingbird feeders in their yards to nurture and watch these high-energy pollinators. But could the sugar water they provide be impacting these tiny feathered... more
Impact of urbanization on wild bees underestimated  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide. more
Impact of urbanization on wild bees underestimated  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide. more
Researchers develop method for rapidly measuring proteins' unique vibrations  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In the cells of every living organism -- humans, birds, bees, roses and even bacteria -- proteins vibrate with microscopic motions that help them perform vital tasks ranging from cell... more
Gotcha! Scientists fingerprint proteins using their vibrations  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In the cells of every living organism -- humans, birds, bees, roses and even bacteria -- proteins vibrate with microscopic motions that help them perform vital tasks ranging from cell repair to photosynthesis. Now,... more
Gotcha! Scientists fingerprint proteins using their vibrations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the cells of every living organism—humans, birds, bees, roses and even bacteria—proteins vibrate with microscopic motions that help them perform vital tasks ranging from cell repair to photosynthesis. more
New buzz around insect DNA analysis and biodiversity estimates  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the face of declining numbers of insects across the globe, scientists continue to expand our knowledge about invertebrate organisms and their biodiversity across the globe. Insects are the most... more
Earning a bee's wings  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
When a honey bee turns 21 days old, she leaves the nest to look for pollen and nectar. For her, this is a moment of great risk, and great reward. It's also the moment at which she becomes recognizable to... more
Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle... more
Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle... more
World's biggest bee found  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest. more
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