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Image of the Day
EU States Vote to Ban Neonicotinoids
Diana Kwon | Apr 27, 2018
The pesticides, which studies show are harmful to bees, will be prohibited in open fields by the end of 2018.
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Catherine Offord | Mar 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.
Bees Under Attack
Staff | Jan 31, 2018
(Apis cerana japonica)
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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.