Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests
Pesticide Exposure Alters Bumblebees’ Behavior in Their Nests

A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.

A high-tech approach to monitoring bee activity inside the nest reveals how the neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs colony growth.

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Bees Stopped Buzzing During the 2017 Eclipse
Bees Stopped Buzzing During the 2017 Eclipse
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
The insects fell silent as the moon cast a shadow over parts of North America last summer, researchers report.
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
Shawna Williams | Aug 15, 2018
Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.
Bumblebees Fare Better in the City Than in the Countryside
Bumblebees Fare Better in the City Than in the Countryside
Catherine Offord | Jun 27, 2018
Urban colonies had more offspring, survived longer, and hosted fewer parasites.
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Study: Bumblebee Species Declining Worldwide
Aggie Mika | Jul 20, 2017
The first global evaluation of populations demonstrates that certain species are diminishing considerably.
Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers
Image of the Day: Bees, Flowers, and Pollen Showers
The Scientist Staff | Jul 11, 2017
Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens) can amass pollen by “buzzing”—or oscillating—against a flower, creating a gentle flurry of grains.
Field Studies Confirm Neonicotinoids’ Harm to Bees
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
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.
Image of the Day: Busy Bees
Image of the Day: Busy Bees
The Scientist 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.
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.