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EU plans new bid to protect bees

The European Commission said Tuesday it will try again to get member states to back a two-year ban on insecticides harmful to bees whose numbers have been in sharp and worrying decline.

dateMar 19, 2013 in Ecology
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How flower density impacts bee visits

( —Ever wonder how the density of flowers in a patch influences the kinds of insects that visit it? Carla Essenberg, a former graduate student in the Department of Biology at the University of California, Riverside, ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Loss of wild insects hurts crops around the world

Researchers studying data from 600 fields in 20 countries have found that managed honey bees are not as successful at pollinating crops as wild insects, primarily wild bees, suggesting the continuing loss of wild insects ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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EU proposal to protect bees stirs hornets' nest

An attempt to protect Europe's bee population has kicked up a hornets' nest. On Thursday, the EU's commissioner for health and consumer policy, Tonio Borg, proposed to restrict the use of three pesticides—called nenicotinoids—to ...

dateJan 31, 2013 in Ecology
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