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.
New research suggests that residential gardens are the source of 85% of the nectar produced in towns and cities.
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.
Through a bee's eyes, blue flowers are more common than you'd think — and they could be used to monitor environmental health.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren't attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
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.
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.