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Deciphering the mysterious decline of honey bees

Elina L. Niño, University of California, Davis Honey bees are arguably our most important commercially available pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating numerous food plants…

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Bumblebees in crisis: insect’s inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear

Philip Donkersley, Lancaster University I study insects for a living, and bumblebees are by far my favourite. They’re the most charismatic and friendly critters you’re…

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Flesh-Eating Bees Renounced Pollen for Rotting Meat

A bizarre species of tropical bee has evolved to eat dead animals. By Isaac Schultz 11/23/21 5:10PM Some bees have developed a taste for carrion, in…

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Plants use advertising-like strategies to attract bees with colour and scent

Aphrodite Kantsa, University of the Aegean and Adrian Dyer, RMIT University Watching plants and pollinators such as bees can teach us a lot about how…

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Bees seeking bacteria: How bees find their microbiome

Lila Westreich, University of Washington In late summer last year my doctor prescribed a monthlong course of antibiotics for an infection. Medicines like antibiotics are…

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America’s most lethal animal

Richard Gunderman, IUPUI Animal attacks have been in the news a lot. Late last year, a 22-year-old student in New Jersey was killed by a…

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Flies like yellow, bees like blue: how flower colours cater to the taste of pollinating insects

Jair Garcia, RMIT University; Adrian Dyer, RMIT University, and Mani Shrestha, Bayreuth University We all know the birds and the bees are important for pollination,…

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‘Climate change is hitting us’: French beekeepers expect worst honey harvest in half a century

Bad weather hits production across Europe as flowering seasons become earlier and shorter Reuters Tue 19 Oct 2021 21.16 EDT French beekeepers expect their worst…

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Glyphosate pesticide does not cause mortality in bumble bees

by  Pensoft Publishers Glyphosate is the most commonly used pesticide in the world, and is widely used in agriculture. While glyphosate has been deemed ‘bee-safe’ by…

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Listen to Asian Honeybees ‘Shriek’ When Murder Hornets Are Nearby

The bees will sound the alarm against invaders by vibrating their wings to make a noise akin to high-pitched scream Elizabeth Gamillo Daily Correspondent November…

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