New research reveals an overlooked, but potentially significant, problem with agrochemicals and pollinators.
Beekeeping changes how people see and relate to the environment – there’s a lot we can learn.
Bees can perceive flower colours and hues which are invisible to us — such as those produced by reflected ultraviolet radiation.
Cities are among the harshest habitats on Earth. But when planned properly, private gardens can help improve their liveability.
Baobab flowers have male and female parts but individual trees appear to be favouring one rather than the other. To keep tree populations healthy and fruitful, both types are needed.
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.
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
We studied how foxgloves taken to the Americas less than 200 years ago have changed compared to natives in Europe.
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.
New research suggests that residential gardens are the source of 85% of the nectar produced in towns and cities.
Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
As invasive species transform the world, frontline agencies take solace that species needing unique partners can’t invade alone. A new study on figs shows they may find new partners to invade anyway.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
Can a plan that brings together government and private landowners create enough habitat for monarch butterflies?
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.