When pollen resources are low, bumblebees damage plants to help drive more flowering so they can get more, researchers have found.
Tags: earth-and-environment featured bees climate-change flowers plants pollen
Although there are pros and cons to flowering strips for bumble bees, they're a good way to offset pollinator declines, say researchers.
Tags: earth-and-environment bees flowers insects plants pollinators
Buzz about "murder hornets" and "killer bees" aside, people love bees. And that's a positive sign for the conservation of our pollinators, researchers say.
Tags: earth-and-environment bees conservation insects pollinators public-opinion
Asian giant hornets have arrived in a small portion of the United States. "We do not know how the species arrived in the United States but it is important to not overreact."
Tags: earth-and-environment bees honey-bees insects invasive-species pollinators
Honey bees that live in cities depend on a varied diet of trees, shrubs, and woody vines for food, depending on the season, a new study shows.
Tags: earth-and-environment cities flowers honey-bees pollination trees
Genetic engineered bacteria in the guts of honey bees could pump out medicines to protect the bees against Varroa mites and deformed wing virus.
Tags: earth-and-environment bacteria bees conservation genetic-engineering insects microbiomes
A kind of insecticide applied to corn and soy has become significantly more toxic to honey bees, but does little to benefit crops, researchers say.
Tags: earth-and-environment bees crops insecticide pesticides pollinators
Page 1 of 2