Bees
Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 hours
Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world's food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study using bumblebees has found that the... more
Vomiting bumblebees show that sweeter is not necessarily better  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Animal pollinators support the production of three-quarters of the world's food crops, and many flowers produce nectar to reward the pollinators. A new study using bumblebees has found that the... more
Insecticides are becoming more toxic to honey bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers discover that neonicotinoid seed treatments are driving a dramatic increase in insecticide toxicity in U.S. agricultural landscapes, despite evidence that these treatments have little to no benefit in many crops. more
Insecticides becoming more toxic to honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
During the past 20 years, insecticides applied to U.S. agricultural landscapes have become significantly more toxic—over 120-fold in some midwestern states—to honey bees when ingested, according to a team of researchers, who identified rising... more
A single gene for scent reception separates two species of orchid bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Orchid bees are master perfumers. Males collect chemicals to concoct perfumes unique to their specific species. Researchers link the evolution of sexual signaling in... more
A single gene for scent reception separates two species of orchid bees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A male orchid bee zips around the rainforest, a flash of iridescent green against an equally emerald background. The bee stops at various flowers,... more
Bee gut microbes have a division of labor when it comes to metabolizing complex polysaccharides  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Honey bees are invaluable pollinators—cupids of the plant world facilitating the remixing of genes in the next generation... more
Ancient wasp-mimicking fly from South Korea named after PSY's 'Gangnam Style'  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Russian and South Korean paleontologists discovered a new species of extinct pollinating flies, which lived during the first half of the Cretaceous period, about 110 million... more
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