Studies have struggled to capture how pesticides affect bees outside of a lab.
Inert ingredients are added for purposes other than killing pests and are not required under federal law to be tested for safety or identified on pesticide labels.
Maintaining a diversity of insects may be key for crop pollination in cities.
We all know bees are vital pollinators. But they’re also art critics, social learners, dancers and so much more.
Seventy-two per cent of native bumblebee species in North America are cutting their winter hibernation short by timing their emergence to earlier spring onsets.
We take it for granted that we can compare multiple memories when faced with a tough choice. But not every animal’s mind works that way.
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.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
We studied how foxgloves taken to the Americas less than 200 years ago have changed compared to natives in Europe.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
While long-term exposure of lower levels of radiation for wildlife around Chernobyl is still being debated, new research provides insight into the effects on bumblebee populations.
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they’re managed properly.
Temporary reductions in carbon dioxide during the pandemic won’t turn the tide on climate change or biodiversity loss, but summon the need for action.
One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.
‘Bee-washing,’ marketing claims that purport to help bees, can diminish the important distinction between a honey bee and native bee.
A new study has found that European and North American bumblebee populations have shrank by a third since 1970.
Bees innocuously buzzing ‘round the birdbath may be a barometer for burgeoning bee invasions.
Regulators are still licensing insecticides without properly assessing whether they harm the wildlife on which we rely.
For human planting to support bee diversity, we need to know which flowers the insects want to visit.
Honey might be synonymous with bees, but they’re not the only insects that come up with the goods.