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

Honey bees can't practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together

Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.

Phil Starks, Associate Professor of Biology, Tufts University • conversation
Aug. 14, 2020 ~9 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

Harvard bee experts discuss the murder hornet threat

Bee health experts Benjamin de Bivort and James Crall discuss the murder hornet threat and other dangers facing bees.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
June 3, 2020 ~9 min

What are Asian giant hornets, and are they really dangerous? 5 questions answered

Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.

Akito Y Kawahara, Associate Professor and Curator of Insects, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~9 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

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