Cities may not exactly seem like the best places for bees, and yet it's not a terribly unusual site to see professionals removing massive hives from trees, roofs, and even lampposts. Now, new research has revealed that maybe these urban bees are on to something, as they could be just as productive and healthy as their rural counterparts.
You've likely heard of the global decline in pollinators, a trend sparked by invasive parasites, climate change, and infamously harmful pesticides. Now a new study has revealed why more people should be trying to 'save the bees.' Their decline is hurting humans too, leaving a good number of developing countries at risk of malnutrition.
Researchers are suggesting that bee keepers should start breeding their bees to be more hygienic, as this could potentially help protect them from the dangerous parasitic mites that have been kicking struggling honeybee populations while they're down.
Insect pollinators like bees love feasting on the sweet nectar and pollen of flowering plants, but while tasty, they also contain natural toxins that can negatively affect bee behavior, according to a new study.
With the threat neonicotinoid use poses to honeybees gaining international attention, researchers are now focused on finding other factors that are contributing to a worrying decline in bees across the globe. Climate change, they say, is certainly to blame, and parasites may be one reason why.
Bee populations are disappearing. Everything from pathogens, pesticides and even diet have been blamed, but now researchers are pointing the finger at flowers, saying that these pollinators are in decline along with their favorite flowers.
Infants, toddlers, and tweens all have different nutritional needs. For humans, motherly intuition certainly helps, but a large part of getting a child what he or she needs comes from doctor recommendations. Bees, however, don't have pediatricians. So how do little larvae get the right nutrition when they need it? A new study investigates.
An angry swarm of bees has always sounded scary, but what about an angry suicidal swarm of biting bees? Now that sounds like pure terror. A new study of Brazilian stingless bees has found that to defend their homes, these little guys will latch onto a threat and won't stop biting until they die.
A new study has revealed that more and more specialized flowering plants may wind up missing out on pollinators as the spring season grows warmer for many parts of the world. As net temperatures continue to climb, researchers have found that bees are waking from their wintering earlier, disrupting a synchronized bloom that some flowers had painstakingly adapted for.
With pesticides, parasites and climate change to worry about, bees across the country are in decline and often sick, which is why hives have bee "doctors" that can nurse their ill brethren back to health with some medicinal honey.
Honeybee diets that consist of natural pollen can help make the flying insects more resistant to deadly pesticides compared to feeding them an artificial diet, new research says.
Even as US companies and agencies continue to turn away from the deadly pesticides that left local bee populations despondently low, a natural factor is still making recovery earned. Now researchers behind a new study say that they discovered a nature-made solution to this natural problem.
Well this is going to be embarrassing for everyone involved... Remember those dangerous pesticides that experts are blaming for the tragic mass death of our pollinators? It turns out that they aren't even all that good at their job, leaving coated crops no better off than if they were left untreated.
Here's something you don't hear every day. The months-long Australian bee war is finally over. According to a recent field study, two different species of stingless bees had been fighting over the right to occupy a single hive for generations. Who says insects and humans can't relate?