Bee, snake or scorpion venom could lead the way towards the next generation of cancer-fighting drugs, scientists reported at the American Chemical Society (ACS) conference this week.
The scientific community is now fairly certain that pesticides like neonicotinoids are the leading cause behind a drastic decline in honeybee populations first noticed nearly a decade ago. However, how exactly this was happening remained a mystery. Now, researchers believe they have determined how a pair of pesticides are stripping essential pollinators of their energy.
Wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will be "phasing out" a class of pesticides suspected to be causing severe damage to pollinator populations, planning to have the pesticides completely out of these protected areas by the start of 2016.
It sounds silly, but how long their tongue is can really be the difference between life and death for some bees. Researchers suggest that in the wake of changing ecosystems, the adaptability of tongue length is crucial to bee populations looking to survive.
Bees' ability to forage for pollen is hampered by long-term exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide, researchers behind a new study found.
When bees are pollinating and stumble upon a particular lucrative source of nectar or pollen, they "whisper" the good news to their fellow bees to avoid being overheard by "eavesdroppers." But a new study finds that some bee species in Brazil do the opposite, and in fact "shout" as a means of communication.
Bee friendly "organic" gardens with plenty to pollinate may still be harming hives, researchers suggest. Plants bought at chain garden and home improvement stores were found to be laden with pesticides prior to being shelved, according to a new study.
Bees swarmed a tollbooth on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Wednesday morning in numbers so alarming that booth workers actually had to call for help.
An estimated 18,000 bees have been just 'evicted' from their home on the Upper West Side of New York City, only to move into a swanky new hive on the roof of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, local media reports.
The rate of decline among bee populations in the United States is beginning to ebb. However, the number of healthy bee colonies remains dangerously low and still faces significant hardship, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports.
Two widely used pesticides appear to be making honeybees abandon their hives during inopportune seasons, a new study suggests.
Bumblebees tend to huddle in packs when they sense that danger is near, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.
Honeybees suffered major losses in the United Kingdom this past winter, according to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA), amounting to more than twice those experienced during the winter of 2011 and 2012.
A new study reveals that metal pollution absorbed by flowers may be adversely affecting bumblebees' ability to forage.