News tagged with wild bees

In bee decline, fungicides emerge as improbable villain

When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides.

dateNov 14, 2017 in Ecology
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Wild bees thrive after severe forest fires

Early results from a two-year study in southern Oregon suggest that moderate and severe forest fires create conditions that lead to greater abundance and diversity of wild bees.

dateAug 08, 2017 in Ecology
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Bee decline threatens US crop production

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands—from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.

dateFeb 19, 2017 in Ecology
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