Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep

Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.

Kiah Tasman, Teaching Associate in Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of Bristol • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

Chernobyl: bumblebees still at risk from radiation nearly 35 years on

While long-term exposure of lower levels of radiation for wildlife around Chernobyl is still being debated, new research provides insight into the effects on bumblebee populations.

Katherine Raines, Fellow and Lecturer, University of Stirling • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Why allotments offer urban oases for bees and butterflies

Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.

Matthew Pound, Senior lecturer in Physical Geography, Northumbria University, Newcastle • conversation
July 15, 2020 ~7 min

Spring signals female bees to lay the next generation of pollinators

One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.

Lila Westreich, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Environment and Forest Sciences, University of Washington • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~7 min

'Bee-washing' hurts bees and misleads consumers

'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee.

Lila Westreich, PhD Candidate, School of Environment and Forest Sciences, Seattle, Washington, University of Washington • conversation
Feb. 19, 2020 ~7 min

Pesticide exposure can dramatically impact bees’ social behavior

Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees’ behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to a commonly used class of pesticides, bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social than other bees.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2018 ~9 min

Pesticide exposure can dramatically impact bees’ social behavior

Using an innovative robotic platform to observe bees’ behavior, Harvard researchers showed that, following exposure to a commonly used class of pesticides, bees spent less time nursing larvae and were less social than other bees.

Peter Reuell • harvard
Nov. 16, 2018 ~9 min

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