Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well

A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.

A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.

pollinators
Pesticide Marketed as Safe for Bees Harms Them in Study
Pesticide Marketed as Safe for Bees Harms Them in Study
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 12, 2019
Flupyradifurone, sold as Sivanto, is reported to have greater lethal and sublethal effects on honey bees when combined with a common fungicide.
Widespread Declines in UK’s Pollinators: Study
Widespread Declines in UK’s Pollinators: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 26, 2019
Over 30 years, one-third of the wild bees and hoverfly species surveyed sustained losses, likely due to pesticides, habitat loss, and climate change.
Image of the Day: Sweet Lure
Image of the Day: Sweet Lure
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 18, 2019
Thought to be a nectar con artist, the candy spider-orchid actually does feed its pollinators, a select group of bees.
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.
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.
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Bees’ Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined
Catherine Offord | Mar 22, 2018
Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
Image of the Day: What Does a Bee See? 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 21, 2017
Scientists identify floral temperature patterns as a sensory cue that may help bees identify flower species. 
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
Image of the Day: Flower in a Mushroom Suit
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 21, 2017
Scientists discover the real pollinators of a popular houseplant flower. 
Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 
Image of the Day: Leggy Bees 
The Scientist Staff | Sep 15, 2017
Female South African bees evolved lengthy limbs to better amass oil from the snapdragon flowers they pollinate.