Blowing bubbles: Soapy spheres pop pollen on fruit trees

Japanese researchers succeed in fertilising pears using pollen carried on a soap bubble.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 17, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: bees pollination

A Bee C: Scientists translate honeybee queen duets

Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: insects bees wildlife

Nature crisis: Moths have 'secret role' as crucial pollinators

Fluttering creatures of the night are also vital pollinators of plants and flowers, say scientists.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: biodiversity bees pesticides moths

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: insects bees canada united-states

Wisbech bees killed by 'morons' in hive attack

Conservationists believe as many as 10,000 endangered black bees died.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: bees nature wildlife wisbech

Natural 'bumblebee medicine' found in heather

Preserving heather in the natural landscape could have benefits for wild bees, say scientists.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Oct. 10, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: environment bees kew-gardens

Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows

Rarer pollinators are struggling and scientists say this could threaten the UK's long-term food security.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 26, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: environment insects bees

World's biggest bee found alive

A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Feb. 21, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: conservation insects bees nature indonesia

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
Feb. 11, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: climate-change environment insects bees

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