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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.
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
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
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
The second visual field may aid in navigation.
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.