As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
Fruit ripening is all about plants getting animals to eat the seeds that are inside their fruits. This helps the plants get their seeds to somewhere new where they can grow into a new plant.
Bees need flowers to live, and we need bees to pollinate our crops. Understanding bee vision can help us better support our buzzy friends and the critical pollination services they provide.
Turning street lights off at midnight could save money, energy and help nocturnal ecosystems thrive.
Remote sensors allowed us to observe the in-hive activities of honeybees, which could be key to keeping bee colonies worldwide healthy.
The world's most widely used herbicide poses a threat to honey bees.
You have to draw an ethical line somewhere so if you were vegan, would you still eat avocados?
Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.
Many fruits, nuts and other crops rely on bees to pollinate their flowers at just the right time of year. Many farmers rent bees to get the job done at pollination time.
Rather than trying to out-compete each other, flowers may work together to attract bees en masse. It's the sort of approach that is effective in the world of advertising too.
Pollination in South Africa's ecosystems is extremely complex. However new advances such as pollen metabarcoding help us understand interactions between pollinators and pollen.
It's a decade since US beekeepers first noticed that their bees were mysteriously dying. Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.
Bees and other pollinating insects are under stress worldwide. Research in South Texas shows that simple steps like planting wildflowers near fields can help pollinators and boost farmers' profits.
Next time you reach for the honey, spare a thought for the other vital insects that pollinate our crops.
Insects are a healthy and sustainable source of protein. It's time foodies appreciated them too.
Data from all over the globe suggest that bees are in decline, and we may lose a lot more than honey if bees are unable to cope with the changing climate and increasing demand for agricultural land.
Monocultures - vast expanses of a single crop - may look pretty, but mounting research shows they are likely bad for environment. And in turn that's bad news for farms as well.
There's a battle going on in your garden between invasive and valuable domestic pollinators. Here's how to tilt the fight in favor of our humble bumble bee.