News tagged with bumblebee colonies

Bees survival: Ban more pesticides?

Neonicotinoids are under intense scrutiny. But a ban of a broad variety of pesticides may be required to protect bees, humans and the environment.

May 03, 2013
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Common eastern bumblebee can boost pumpkin yields

(PhysOrg.com) -- Each grinning jack-o'-lantern starts with yellow pollen grains, ferried from a male to a female pumpkin flower by bees. Honeybee populations are in decline, but Cornell entomologist Brian ...

Jul 06, 2011
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Inbred bumblebees less successful

Declining bumblebee populations are at greater risk of inbreeding, which can trigger a downward spiral of further decline. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have provided the first proof ...

Jul 02, 2009
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