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Bumblebees dive in to fill a void

Native pollinators such as these fat, fuzzy bumblebees, once an overlooked sideshow in the insect world, are gaining widespread appreciation among everyone from backyard gardeners to big-time farmers. That's because European ...

Sep 02, 2009 4 / 5 (1) 0

Franklin's bumble bee may be extinct

(PhysOrg.com) -- Native pollinator specialist Robbin Thorp, emeritus professor of entomology at the University of California, Davis, just returned from a scientific trip to southern Oregon and Northern California ...

May 26, 2009 4.9 / 5 (7) 5

When industrious ants go too far

Nature is full of mutually beneficial arrangements between organisms—like the relationship between flowering plants and their bee pollinators. But sometimes these blissful relationships have a dark side, as Harvard biologist ...

Apr 28, 2009 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Flight of the bumble (and honey) bee

Insects such as honeybees and bumble bees are predictable in the way they move among flowers, typically moving directly from one flower to an adjacent cluster of flowers in the same row of plants. The bees' ...

Mar 20, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0

Bees attracted by floral iridescence

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plants and their pollinators are the focus of ground-breaking research by Dr Heather Whitney, recently appointed Lloyds Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences. Her latest work, carried ...

Jan 09, 2009 4.7 / 5 (6) 1