Flowers tend to stand out against a natural background. A new study shows this contrast evolved in a key relationship with their most famous pollinators – bees.
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.
Two EU-funded projects are looking at high-tech solutions that could transform honeybee colonies into bio-hybrid entities.
The Varroa mite is here to stay. This will have wide-ranging impacts on beekeeping and the crops that rely on honey bee pollination in Australia.
Moths are often overlooked as the poor cousin to butterflies, but they are truly remarkable creatures.
While Canada pledges $200 million to promote biodiversity, Doug Ford removes lands from the Greenbelt. Here is why we all should care.
Native common wildflowers provide large amounts of pollen and nectar for insects – but many are undervalued by the public.
Feral honeybees have become a major problem in Australia. It’s time to develop effective and practical control measures.
Farms have become less friendly for our insect friends – this must be reversed if we want food to eat.
Picking the correct flowers is a crucial job for honey bees, so it’s no wonder they are incredibly efficient at it. But how can such little brains do it?
New research suggests insects have pollinated flowers since the pollen-bearing blooms first evolved more than 140 million years ago.
Australia is the last continent to be invaded by the dangerous honey bee parasite, and has an opportunity to be the first to eradicate it.
The optimal trade-off between restoring habitat and crop production hinges on pollinators. A new study shows giving pollinators more natural habitat on the farm leads to big increases in production.
We all know bees are vital pollinators. But they’re also art critics, social learners, dancers and so much more.
As we approach the start of gardening season, it’s a good time to ask some questions about what to plant and who gets to plant.
Before you reach for the weed killer, spare a thought for struggling pollinators.
Two food scientists, an entomologist, an anthropologist, a veterinarian and a historian walk into a bar (of chocolate) and tell bitter and sweet stories of this favorite treat.
A vaccine for bees may evoke images of teeny hypodermic needles, but this product works in a sophisticated way that reflects the social structure of honeybee colonies.
Honey bees, wild and native bees face threats from parasites, pesticides and habitat loss. Shorter winters, more extreme weather and more habitat destruction won’t help.
Honey bees have what it takes to pollinate blueberries, boosting the quality and quantity of the popular fruit.