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Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined

By Catherine Offord | March 22, 2018

Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.

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image: Recent Decline in Honeybee Deaths

Recent Decline in Honeybee Deaths

By Kerry Grens | May 19, 2014

Fewer commercial pollinators died over the winter than during the same season the preceding year.

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image: New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse

New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse

By Jef Akst | January 21, 2014

A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.

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Loss of Bees Bad for Plants

By Chris Palmer | July 23, 2013

Removing just a single bee species from an ecosystem can decrease the ability of the remaining species to pollinate plants.

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Europe to Ban Neonicotinoids

By Dan Cossins | April 30, 2013

In the midst of an ongoing debate over the role of the pesticides in the deaths of bees, the European Union will restrict their use for 2 years.

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A Political Battle Over Pesticides

By Graciela Flores | April 10, 2013

Bees, the pollinators of a third of the world’s food crops, are in peril. And that’s about the only thing scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, and agro-industrialists can agree on.

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Behavior Brief

By Beth Marie Mole | September 11, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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image: Honey Bee Killer

Honey Bee Killer

By Cristina Luiggi | June 11, 2012

A parasitic mite helps spread a deadly virus among honey bee colonies.

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image: Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

Colony Collapse from Pesticides?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 9, 2012

Yet another study demonstrates that how pesticides might be related to the collapse of wild bee colonies.

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image: Pesticide Problems for Bees

Pesticide Problems for Bees

By Sabrina Richards | March 30, 2012

Bees exposed to neonicotinoids, a widely-used class of pesticide, navigate poorly and produce fewer queens, suggesting a role for neonicotinoids in colony collapse.

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