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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.
Image of the Day: Brainy Bees
Staff | Feb 23, 2017
Bees can learn complex behaviors to obtain rewards.
Image of the Day: Busy Bees
Staff | Feb 20, 2017
Worker bumblebees vary in how efficiently they bring pollen and nectar back to the hive—the most active foragers can make up to 40 times more trips than the least active ones.
The Fungus that Poses as a Flower
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Mummy berry disease coats blueberry leaves with sweet, sticky stains that smell like flowers, luring in passing insects to spread fungal spores.
Analysis: Industry-Funded Honeybee Study Was “Misleading”
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 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.