News tagged with bee population

For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship. Some bees and plants are very closely matched, with bee tongue sized to the flower depth. Other bee species are ...

Jul 16, 2014 not rated yet 0

Spider venom may save the bees

Venom from one of the world's most poisonous spiders may help save the world's honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said Wednesday.

Jun 04, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 1

Protecting our pollinators

Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what ...

Jul 15, 2013 3 / 5 (2) 0

Caffeine enhances bee memory

(Phys.org) —Caffeine is the naturally occurring drug most widely used by humans. In nature, though, it is reported to act as a bitter and toxic deterrent to herbivores, preventing leaves and seeds from ...

May 13, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

EU plans new bid to protect bees

The European Commission said Tuesday it will try again to get member states to back a two-year ban on insecticides harmful to bees whose numbers have been in sharp and worrying decline.

Mar 19, 2013 not rated yet 0