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Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive

Bumblebees look cute. They have a thick fur, fly somewhat clumsily and are less aggressive than honeybees or wasps. They are very much appreciated by farmers as keen pollen collectors. Particularly in the ...

Dec 09, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 2 | with audio podcast

Rare western bumblebee creates a buzz

When University of Colorado Boulder junior Cole Steinmetz first begins a bumblebee hunt, he walks slowly, listening for the bee's persistent, rumbling buzz, which Steinmetz has learned is usually lower and ...

Sep 03, 2013 not rated yet 0

Making a beeline for the nectar

Bumblebees searching for nectar go for signposts on flowers rather than the bull's eye. A new study, by Levente Orbán and Catherine Plowright from the University of Ottawa in Canada, shows that the markings ...

Jun 20, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 0

Wildlife losses now stabilising

Efforts to conserve biodiversity in the UK, Belgium and Netherlands may be working, despite the widespread perception that wildlife is in terminal decline, a new study suggests.

May 23, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0