Action needed to 'future-proof' pollinators

Posted in Featured, Science on 10th Aug, 2016
by Alex Muller

International scientists are calling for action to "future-proof" the prosperity of pollinating insects, birds and mammals.

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.

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.

Nearly 1 in 10 European Bee Species Face Extinction

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

A stunning 84 percent of the main crops grown for human consumption in Europe require insect pollination to enhance product quality and yields.

Urban habitats 'provide haven' for bees

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

Flowers planted in gardens and allotments provide a valuable food source for bees across the year, according to research.