New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction
New Pesticide Affects Bumblebee Reproduction

Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.

Sulfoxaflor, an alternative insect-killer to older chemicals that decimate pollinators, turns out to kneecap colonies.

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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.
Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants
Bumblebees Pick Infected Tomato Plants
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 11, 2016
Tomatoes infected with cucumber mosaic virus lure the pollinators, according to a study.
Opinion: Bumblebees in Trouble
Opinion: Bumblebees in Trouble
Nancy Stamp | Jun 30, 2014
Commercialization has sickened wild bumblebees around the world. Can we save them?