Urban bees deal with what's known as "habitat patches," discontinuous patches of green like gardens, parks and ravines. Green roofs could offer relief to bees dealing with habitat fragmentation.
Bees need pollen to survive and grow, but not all plants can provide the right mix.
Garden pollinators can turn their noses up at the flowers human eyes find most beautiful.
In an urbanizing world, people increasingly are seeking out nature in cities. Research shows that diverse species of animals, plants and insects can thrive in areas that humans have altered.
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.
Every new batch of bees needs the equivalent of eight hectares of lavender fields to prosper.
They shoot, they score ... if there's a sugary reward at the end of it.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
It is possible to use small spaces such as transport corridors, verges and the edges of sporting grounds for native wildlife habitat restoration, helping to bring biodiversity back into cities.
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Study shows the footprint of climate change is already vast and that species are trying to adapt to rising temperatures.
Spring has sprung and gardens are flush with growth. Can this annual spike in plant activity tell us anything about climate change?
Whether you live in an urban apartment or a rural homestead, your outdoor area is more than just a private space. It's a thriving ecosystem.
Hoverflies have evolved to trick predators into thinking they have a sting in the tail – but the predators have fought back.
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.
Tracking the flight of the bumblebee teaches us how they use plants – and how we can help them.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.
There are 6,000 named dragonfly species worldwide but recently 60 new species were found showing how much more we can learn.
Diverse threads of the vast interrogation of nature we call science are coming together in a rich and mutually informative intellectual tapestry.