Miles of bee-friendly ‘highways’ are being linked up around the UK.
Bees offer insights into many scientific questions, from cooperating in close quarters to strategies for finding food.
The miniature brains of honeybees were able to understand the concepts of odd and even, despite only having 960,000 neurons (compared to 86 billion in humans).
Beekeepers in British Columbia reported honeybee deaths during the 2021 heat dome. Other insects may also be at risk.
Celebrating the European honeybee is a misplaced opportunity to honour our forgotten native pollinators.
Pollen brings seasonal misery to millions of Americans, but it serves a critical purpose: fertilizing many kinds of plants, including food crops.
Huge single-crop fields attract bees in such numbers that they spread parasites to one another. Planting diverse mixes of flowers around fields helps spread out pollinators and keep them healthy.
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Climate change is throwing plants and pollinators out of sync.
Bees have been represented in a range of art forms for millennia, from rock carvings to video games.
Up to 85% of the nectar available to pollinating insects in a city comes from gardens. What we plant – whether in an allotment or a window box – can make a huge difference.
Homes for bees and birds are going to be built into new houses to help support struggling species.
When a bee leaves the hive for the first time to go foraging, how does she know what a flower even looks like?
Many living organisms generate and even detect static electricity in their natural environments. We must understand more to ensure we don’t disturb these delicate processes.
Bees were struggling in the UK’s very wet summer as rain stopped them finding food.
Plants use their flower colours for ‘brand recognition’ among insects - but also work together to attract more pollinators.
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.
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.