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EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids

By Diana Kwon | April 27, 2018

The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.

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War Dance of the Honeybee

By Karl Gruber | February 1, 2018

One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.

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Bees Under Attack

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2018

Japanese honeybees (Apis cerana japonica) respond to an attack by a Vespa mandarinia wasp.

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image: Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 

Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 

By The Scientist Staff | December 21, 2017

Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species. 

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Bees Live the City Life in Detroit

By Catherine Offord | September 1, 2017

Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.

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City Bees

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2017

See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.

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image: Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees

Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 29, 2017

Two large studies find that, in real-world conditions, the insecticides are detrimental to honey bees and bumblebees.

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More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees

By Diana Kwon | May 3, 2017

Scientists report that thiamethoxam exposure impairs bumblebees’ reproduction and honey bees’ ability to fly.

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image: In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny

In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 29, 2017

Corbiculate bees and their gut-dwelling microbes have been coevolving since the social species evolved from their solitary ancestors around 80 million years ago, scientists suggest. 

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image: Analysis: Industry-Funded Honeybee Study Was “Misleading”

Analysis: Industry-Funded Honeybee Study Was “Misleading”

By Joshua A. Krisch | January 24, 2017

Statisticians debunk a 2013 study by scientists at a Swiss agrochemical company, which had reported that a neonicotinoid pesticide posed a low risk to honeybees.  

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