Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study
A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks
Low winter mortality in Dutch bee colonies for the third year in a row
Again last winter, Dutch beekeepers lost few bee colonies: about 10%. This means that the winter mortality, which is measured in early April, has been around 10% for three years in a row (13%, 9% and 10% ...
Poor nutrition for honey bee larvae compromises pollination capabilities as adults
A new study by Heather Mattila, a leading honey bee ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, published on April 8 in PLOS ONE, reveals that inadequate access to pollen ...
Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections
Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Off Channel Islands, scientists explore how coral lives in a more acidic sea
Five hundred feet beneath the ocean's surface, a robotic submarine is bumping into a grove of bone-white coral in the waters off the Channel Islands.