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Image of the Day
Bees Under Attack
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
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Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See?
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species.
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years.
Image of the Day: Leggy Bees
Staff | Sep 15, 2017
Female South African bees evolved lengthy limbs to better amass oil from the snapdragon flowers they pollinate.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Aggie Mika | Jul 20, 2017
The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 29, 2017
Two large studies find that, in real-world conditions, the insecticides are detrimental to honey bees and bumblebees.
More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2017
Scientists report that thiamethoxam exposure impairs bumblebees’ reproduction and honey bees’ ability to fly.
In Certain Social Bees, Gut Microbiomes Follow Phylogeny
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 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.