Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Posted in Hardware on 5th Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder.

Widespread impacts of neonicotinoids 'impossible to deny'

Posted in Science on 24th Jun, 2014
by Alex Muller

Neonicotinoid pesticides are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species and are a key factor in the decline of bees, say scientists.

Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees

Posted in Science on 20th Jan, 2014
by Alex Muller

Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size.