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Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study. more
Weak honey bee colonies may fail from cold exposure during shipping  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Cold temperatures inside honey bee colonies may cause colony losses during and after long-distance hauling, according to a preliminary study by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. more
Bee-wildering! Hives of Notre-Dame in miraculous survival  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Some 200,000 bees inhabiting hives in Notre-Dame cathedral survived the inferno that engulfed the heritage landmark in a miraculous escape, their beekeeper said Thursday. more
Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. more
The Hong Kong beekeeper harvesting hives barehanded  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
High up in the hills above Hong Kong, Yip Ki-hok uses nothing but his bare hands to remove a honey-filled nest of swarming bees—a remarkable skill he learned after the hardship of China's famine... more
Interplay of pollinators and pests influences plant evolution  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Brassica rapa plants pollinated by bumblebees evolve more attractive flowers. But this evolution is compromised if caterpillars attack the plant at the same time. As bees pollinate them less effectively, the plants... more
Rapid plant evolution driven by the interaction of pollination and herbivory  Science Magazine · 1 week
Pollination and herbivory are both key drivers of plant diversity but are traditionally studied in isolation from each other. We investigated real-time evolutionary changes in plant... more
Pesticide cocktail can harm honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A recently approved pesticide growing in popularity around the world was developed as a "bee safe" product, designed to kill a broad spectrum of insect pests but not harm pollinators. more
Cuba's worker bees boost thriving honey business  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In the floral valleys of Cuba's Matanzas province, old fashioned farming means bees can swarm without the threat of pesticides that have decimated populations across the world. more
More than dozen wild bee species declining in Northeastern U.S.  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are, among other things, important across the Northeast for the pollination of major local crops like... more
Researchers reveal more than dozen wild bee species declining in Northeast  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are, among other things, important across the Northeast... more
New pathways for sustainable agriculture  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops and control pest insects... more
Science-based guidelines for building a bee-friendly landscape  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Many resources encourage homeowners and land care managers to create bee-friendly environments, but most of them include lists of recommended plants rarely backed by science. To rectify this, researchers surveyed 72 native and non-native... more
Science-based guidelines for building a bee-friendly landscape  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bees are critical members of the ecosystem: 75% of leading food crops have some level of dependency on pollinators. However, native bee populations are struggling because of loss of habitat and food, often caused... more
Think the tick threat grows with the grass? Not necessarily!  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Scientists report on their quest to get to the bottom of a common assumption about the urban landscape: ticks like long grass. In 144 tick drags in 16... more
Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with... more
Think the tick threat grows with the grass? Not necessarily  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When Susannah Lerman talked with fellow researchers and friends about her study of the effects of less frequent lawn mowing to improve habitat for native bees, the response... more
German state to accept environmentalists' bee-saving plan  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The German state of Bavaria is set to accept in large part a plan by environmentalists to save bees and protect biodiversity, averting a referendum on the issue. more
Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with... more
Saving bees, protecting forests and improving livelihoods  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Imagine you are standing in a beautiful mosaic of meadow and forest habitats – buzzing bees flying from flower to flower. You are in the Zarand landscape corridor in Romania. As well as having... more
Fossil fly with an extremely long proboscis sheds light on the insect pollination origin  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A long-nosed fly from the Jurassic of Central Asia, reported by Russian paleontologists, provides new evidence that insects started serving... more
New online tool and community to support bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms... more
Codifying the universal language of honey bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
In a paper appearing in April's issue of Animal Behaviour researchers decipher the instructive messages encoded in the insects' movements, called waggle dances. more
Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Honey bees spend hours each day collecting pollen and packing it into tidy bundles attached to their hind legs. more
Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Researchers are looking to a bee 'glue' as a model for a bioinspired adhesive because of its unique properties and... more
Researchers decipher and codify the universal language of honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
For Virginia Tech researchers Margaret Couvillon and Roger Schürch, the Tower of Babel origin myth—intended to explain the genesis of the world's many languages—holds great meaning. more
Insect species that prefer crops prosper while majority decline  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many species of flower-visiting insect are in trouble in Britain, according to a new report from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) near Oxford, which drew on almost 750,000... more
Widespread losses of pollinating insects in Britain  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found. Research showed one third of wild pollinator species experienced declines in terms of areas in which they were... more
Widespread losses of pollinating insects in Britain  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Many insect pollinator species are disappearing from areas of Great Britain, a new study has found. more
Do nanomaterials affect pollinating insects?  nanowerk · 4 weeks
There is concern that pollinating insects are at risk due to nanomaterial exposure. Pollinating insects like bees or bumblebees are potentially exposed to nanomaterials via aerosols, the pollen of contaminated plants and water droplets. Managed pollinators may be... more
3D models reveal why bigger bumblebees see better  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
By generating 3D images of bumblebees' compound eyes, researchers have discovered how bumblebees differ in their vision. The results could contribute to increased knowledge about the pollination process - once researchers are... more
3-D models reveal why bigger bumblebees see better  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
By generating 3-D images of bumblebees' compound eyes, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered how bumblebees differ in their vision. The results could contribute to increased knowledge about the pollination... more
Adhesive formed from bee spit and flower oil could form basis of new glues
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