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US wild bee numbers decline as land is converted for biofuel

Posted in Featured, Science on 22nd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The researchers say that the conversion of land to grow corn for biofuels is a key element in the decline.

Micro-sensors stuck to honey bees to help solve mass deaths

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists use micro-sensors attached to honey bees as part of a global push to understand the key factors driving a worldwide population decline of the pollinators.

Research shows that honey bees can rapidly evolve to overcome new disease

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Some good news for the struggling honeybee, and the millions of people who depend on them to pollinate crops.

Protect more bee species to safeguard crops, say scientists

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Almost 80% of crop pollination by wild bees is provided by just 2% of the most common species, say scientists.

Parasites Are Wiping Out Entire Honeybee Colonies

Posted in Featured, Science on 29th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although parasites have long been associated with colony collapse disorder, where entire hives are wiped out, only recently has the magnitude of the threat been realized.