The most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of viral pathogens. "Promoting diverse bee communities may be a win-win strategy..."
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~7 min
Declines in populations of bees and other pollinators threatens crop yields of apples, cherries, and blueberries in the US, researchers say.
July 29, 2020 • ~4 min
A wild dandelion's spiny pollen has evolved to attach to traveling bumblebees, report researchers.
May 20, 2020 • ~4 min
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
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
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
You might think that freshly burned pine forests would have fewer resident bees. But a new study shows that's not the case.
Jan. 30, 2020 • ~4 min
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.
Jan. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
A drop of fossilized amber from a mine in northern Myanmar contains not just a beetle but also 62 grains of pollen still clinging to its legs.
Nov. 12, 2019 • ~4 min
A scruffy lawn makes a good home for pollinators, say scientists. Here are 5 ways to make bees feel at home, plus options for those without yards.
June 19, 2019 • ~3 min