When a bee leaves the hive for the first time to go foraging, how does she know what a flower even looks like?
Half of all flowering plants mostly or completely rely on animal pollinators to make seeds. A decline in pollinators could cause major disruptions in natural ecosystems.
Honeybees are crucial for pollinating crops and plants. They need good forage resources to do this and these resources are under threat in South Africa.
Erika Thompson is clearly a competent beekeeper, who’s educating the public about honeybees in her own way on social media.
The study yields the first direct chemical evidence for honeybee product exploitation in West Africa.
Bees mate in mid-air, where it’s almost impossible to observe them.
Hives that travel by truck, bees paid for their pollination service, adulterated honey, economic theories based on an imaginary social organization…
We first encountered the letter in 2019, when a reader shared it with us. In it, Einstein discusses bees, birds and whether new physics principles could come from studying animal senses.
Planting a garden for winter-active insects is a wonderful way to support local biodiversity. Your garden will thrive with the free pollination and pest control services the insects provide.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
A diverse pollinator community is a reliable one.
EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too.
Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
The last time a specimen was collected was in 1923.
While you may have seen a lot of bees around lately, there’s no reason to be afraid. Some don’t sting, and others might actually be flies.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
A single colony of bees can have 60,000 bees in it. Together, they can visit up to 50 million flowers each day to collect pollen and nectar. They’re not called ‘busy bees’ for nothing!
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they’re managed properly.