Bees
Researchers developing natural pesticide alternative to target pests without harming honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 8 hours
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 · 2 days
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 · 2 days
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
Decoding the scent of a plant  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The plant and animal kingdoms are rich in odors that function as key communication modules. Specifically, the interactions between plants and insects come with a plethora of odor exchanges. While some scents help attract pollinators, others... more
How Many Earth-like Planets Are Around Sun-like Stars?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size... more
Where are the bees? Tracking down which flowers they pollinate  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new method to rapidly identify the sources of bee pollen to understand which flowers are important for bees. more
Researchers find neonicotinoids present a danger to pollinators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A small team of environmentalists with Friends of the Earth, Toxicology Research International and Pesticide Research Institute has carried out a study of insecticide toxicity loading of chemical pesticides that are used... more
Where are the bees? Tracking down which flowers they pollinate  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers at UEA and the Earlham Institute (EI) have developed a new method to rapidly identify the sources of bee pollen to understand which flowers are important for... more
A common honey bee disease is spread through flowers  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
James Cook University scientists have discovered a common honey bee disease can be deadly to native Australian wild bees and can be transmitted by flowers—the first time this link has... more
Road verges provide refuge for pollinators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators -- but they must be managed better, new research shows. more
Road verges provide refuge for pollinators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators—but they must be managed better, new research shows. more
Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity affecting mortality rates, flight intensity, colony intensity, and pupae development in honey bees. more
Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Adjuvants are chemicals that are commonly added to plant protection products, such as pesticides, to help them spread, adhere to targets, disperse appropriately, or prevent drift, among other things. There was a... more
Bittersweet truth of how bee-friendly limonoids are made  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Limonoids are a class of plant natural products whose complex chemistry has been intensively investigated for over 50 years. more
Research reveals bittersweet truth of how bee-friendly limonoids are made  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Limonoids are a class of plant natural products whose complex chemistry has been intensively investigated for over 50 years. more
Three concepts from complexity could play a big role in social animal research  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
From bees to birds to humans, the animal kingdom is full of organisms that have evolved complex social structures to solve specific... more
Buzz kill: mass bee deaths sting Russian beekeepers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Anatoly Rubtsov looked despondently at the beehives lining his property. "The farm used to be loud, it sang," he said. Today just a faint buzz is audible but an overpowering rotting stench... more
Breeding better bees, and training artificial intelligence on emotional imagery  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Imagine having a rat clinging to your back, sucking out your fat stores. That’s similar to what infested bees endure when the Varroa destructor mite comes calling. Some... more
Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mites  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
New molecular tools help select bees that can rid their hives of the parasites more
How climate change disrupts relationships  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Higher mean temperatures as associated with climate change can have a severe impact on plants and animals by disrupting their mutually beneficial relationship: The pasque flower (Pulsatilla vulgaris), for example, is very sensitive to rising temperatures by flowering... more
How climate change disrupts plant-animal relationships  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Plants rely on bees for pollination; bees need plants to supply nectar and pollen. Scientists have studied how climate change affects these mutualistic interactions. more
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