bees

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.

Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

Pesticide problems are just one of many problems facing pollinators; this is separate from colony collapse disorder, which has devastated honeybee populations.

Bee behaviour mapped by using tiny trackers

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Understanding bee behavior is absolutely vital if we are to understand better why our bees are struggling and how we can reverse their decline.