Dr. Eijiro Miyak
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
‘Bee calling hive, come in hive. We got some good stuff here…’
Tracking the flight of the bumblebee teaches us how they use plants – and how we can help them.
A hoverfly on a sunflower.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
Sunflowers contain less protein than aloe plants and bees need more of this.
Nutrition is another factor - in addition to pesticides and bee disease - that has led to the dwindling of the global bee population.
The African honeybee is more resistant to pests and pathogens than its European counterparts.
The way the Africa honeybee's deal with parasites and pathogens can teach western beekeepers and researchers how to adapt their bees to fight diseases.
After the pesticides we spray, who will be left flying?
The UK government is prepared to accept funding for studies on the risks of pesticides to bees and other pollinators from the manufacturers of the chemicals in question. Not surprisingly, this raises uncomfortable…
Honeybees may have an advantage over other pollinators – caffeine improves performance. The findings, from Newcastle University…