When pollen resources are low, bumblebees damage plants to help drive more flowering so they can get more, researchers have found.
May 22, 2020 • ~8 min
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Although there are pros and cons to flowering strips for bumble bees, they're a good way to offset pollinator declines, say researchers.
May 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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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.
May 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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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."
May 6, 2020 • ~4 min
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Genetic engineered bacteria in the guts of honey bees could pump out medicines to protect the bees against Varroa mites and deformed wing virus.
Jan. 31, 2020 • ~5 min
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