Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: conservation insects migration wildlife-conservation pollinators trump-administration endangered-species habitat butterflies endangered-species-act
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.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 insects immune-system bees cooperation social-distancing pollinators beekeeping pathogens honeybees behavioral-ecology
Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: insects bees air-pollution india pollinators pollination honey-bees bangalore
New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
May 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: insects plants pollinators pollination ponds moths nocturnal
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.
May 11, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: insects agriculture wildlife japan entomology pollinators asia invasive-species honeybees wild-bees
The value that bats provide to humans by pollinating crops and eating insects is far greater than harm from virus transmission – which is mainly caused by human actions.
March 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus mammals ecology coronavirus-2020 viruses pollinators bats endangered-species zoonotic-diseases
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
March 4, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change birds agriculture plants citizen-science winter spring pollinators seasonal-change phenology
'Bee-washing,' marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee.
Feb. 19, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: bumblebees pollinators pollination honey introduced-species beekeeping honeybee
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