The site also boasts many other pollinator species.
Wasps are actually useful.
The ban was applauded by many, but also contested by some.
Marsbees could cover a lot more ground on the Red Planet than sluggish rovers.
Sadly the study makes no mention of chicken soup.
The pesticide is heavily linked with the dramatic collapse of bee populations around the world.
It’s high time we do something to protect them.
They give us honey. Now, bees could offer the best Instagram photos.
They do it a lot.
Some scientists are already preparing for a world without bees.
All it takes to make them happy is some sugar.
I’m buzzing with excitement.
Yet another study — the most important so far — finds that neonicotinoids likely wipe out bees.
They face acid, lava, and ash every day.
Bees have a very keen sense of smell — they have to in order to survive. But air pollution is seriously plugging their ‘nostrils’.
Blue-banded bees employ a head on approach to pollination, a group of researchers at Adelaide University showed. While other bees use their mandibles and wings to shake the pollen, this Australian native insect is all “no-hands” and bangs its head against the flowers 350 times per second — considerably faster than any bee noticed so far.
Bees play a critical role in maintaining natural plant communities and ensuring production of seeds in most flowering plants. But humans too have a close relationship with bees, which spans over a history close to 9,000 years, a study found which analyzed ancient pottery. That’s a lot earlier than previous recounted evidence. Right now, however, honeybees are dying at an astonishing rate. The fact that bees have been feeding and nurturing humans for so long should only make us more humble, but also more steadfast in finding a solution.
It seems bees may suffer from the same drowsy morning moods and weary fatigued afternoons as their human cousins. And it may be similarly cured with a jolt of joe.
Cristiano Menezes of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation has discovered farming behaviors in bees, adding them to the list of social insects that practice agriculture.
Airports, some of the busiest places, are now becoming unlikely hosts for bees. Not content with mechanical winged contraptions, airports all over the world, from Germany to the US, are stepping up their sustainability game and installing apiaries. Next time you’re down the airport concourse to your gate, stop for a second and look outside. You might be in for a surprise!