Last spring, when Mary Harris started looking for particular pesticides in the pollen carried by honey bees in northwest Iowa, she didn't find any. But that changed the week tractors hit the fields to plant crops.
(Phys.org) —Controversial pesticides ingested by bumble bees can seriously impact the insects' ability to collect food, even at very low levels of contamination, says new research from the University of Sussex and the University ...
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone ...
(Phys.org) —Huge swaths of the agricultural industry depend on the humble honeybee. According to the USDA, "about one mouthful in three in our diet directly or indirectly benefits from honey bee pollination." Biologists ...
Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size, according to a new study by Royal Holloway University of London.
Honeybees use a pattern of light in the sky invisible to humans to direct one another to a honey source, scientists have found.
It's taken nearly 200 years, but scientists in Arizona and Europe have teased out how the molecular switch for sex gradually and adaptively evolved in the honeybee.
Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface has shed some light on how swarming bees stay warm in the cold and avoid getting too hot.
Bees have a much greater economic value than is widely known, according to a scientific probe into strawberry-growing published on Wednesday.