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Bumblebees Detect One Another's Smelly Footprints
Diana Kwon | Mar 8, 2017
Scents left behind by bumblebees may help them remember recently visited flowers.
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
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.
Bumblebees’ Electric Sense
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Tiny hairs may enable the insects to detect floral electric fields, according to a study.
Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter
Karen Zusi | Sep 28, 2015
Two alpine bee species have evolved shorter tongues, adapting to floral declines related to climate change.
A Smaller World for Bumblebees
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 13, 2015
Warming temperatures have shrunk the bumblebee’s geographic range in Europe and North America, a study shows.
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Forgetful Bees Try New Flowers
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers demonstrate false memories in bumblebees.