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A database just for bumble bees

Look up the word "bumble," and the definition may read something like "To move or act in a confused, awkward or clumsy manner." But the bumble bee, a member of the genus Bombus, is anything but clumsy. In fact, the insects ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Common insecticide may not harm bumble bees

Investigators have found no effect of an insecticide called thiamethoxam on bumble bees that forage on flowering winter oilseed rape. Using realistic field conditions, the researchers treated seeds of oilseed rape with the ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Bumble bees in the last frontier

There is little information about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee pollination is critical to the maintenance of subarctic ecosystems. A team from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the USDA have now completed ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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