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Bumblebees’ Electric Sense
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Tiny hairs may enable the insects to detect floral electric fields, according to a study.
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
A tension-sensing ion channel regulates hydration and germination in pollen.
Study: Pesticides Harm Bees
Kerry Grens | Mar 27, 2015
A researcher challenges the UK government’s conclusion that neonicotinoids aren’t that bad for pollinators.
Wild Bees Catch Honeybee Disease
Kerry Grens | Feb 19, 2014
Study suggests a honeybee disease might be spilling over into wild bee populations in the U.K.
Biodiversity = More (and Better) Coffee
Bob Grant | Feb 11, 2014
Study finds that coffee plants grown in the vicinity of Mount Kilimanjaro produce more coffee beans of a better quality if they are surrounded by thriving plant and animal communities.
New Suspect in Bee Colony Collapse
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2014
A virus that causes blight in plants may contribute the catastrophic decline of honeybee colonies.
Loss of Bees Bad for Plants
Chris Palmer | Jul 23, 2013
Removing just a single bee species from an ecosystem can decrease the ability of the remaining species to pollinate plants.
Europe to Ban Neonicotinoids
Dan Cossins | Apr 30, 2013
In the midst of an ongoing debate over the role of the pesticides in the deaths of bees, the European Union will restrict their use for 2 years.
A Political Battle Over Pesticides
Graciela Flores | Apr 10, 2013
Bees, the pollinators of a third of the world’s food crops, are in peril. And that’s about the only thing scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, and agro-industrialists can agree on.
Kate Yandell | Mar 11, 2013
The pollinators are more likely to recall flowers that offer them a caffeine reward.