bees
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2017
The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
Orchid Bees Use Simple Eyes to Detect Polarized Light
Orchid Bees Use Simple Eyes to Detect Polarized Light
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
The second visual field may aid in navigation.
Neonicotinoids May Harm Wild Bees
Neonicotinoids May Harm Wild Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 16, 2016
Exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides is correlated with population declines of a large number of wild bee species, according to a field study conducted in the U.K.
Pesticides Reduce Male Honeybee Fertility: Study
Pesticides Reduce Male Honeybee Fertility: Study
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 27, 2016
Drones exposed to neonicotinoids have fewer viable sperm and show reduced longevity.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2016
Sorting the Beef from the Bull, Cheats and Deceits, A Sea of Glass, and Following the Wild Bees
Parasite-Pathogen Partnership
Parasite-Pathogen Partnership
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 7, 2016
Parasitic mites that transmit a honey bee-infecting virus may benefit from spreading the pathogen, a study shows.
Bee Semen Can Protect Queens from an STD
Bee Semen Can Protect Queens from an STD
Kate Yandell | Jan 22, 2016
Honeybee seminal fluid contains two different components that fight Nosema fungus.
US Wild Bee Populations Waning
US Wild Bee Populations Waning
Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2015
Study shows declines in bee abundance where pollination services are increasingly in demand.
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 28, 2015
The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.