University of Cambridge experts said honeybees are agricultural animals that pose threat to other wild pollinators particularly other bee species. Unlike livestock though, these managed bees are allowed to roam beyond their enclosures.
Animals January 28, 2018
Seven species of yellow-faced bee that are native to Hawaii received federal protection under the Endangered Species Act. The listing is the first for any bee in the U.S.
Animals September 30, 2016
Bumblebees are fuzzy for a reason: researchers say the blanket of hair that covers these little insects actually help them detect weak electric fields from flowers. This is very crucial in pollination.
Animals May 31, 2016
Insect pollinators are crucial to the world's food production, but they are currently facing near-extinction. Despite the dwindling numbers of bees and butterflies, experts believe that these insect species can be saved.
Animals February 29, 2016
A new U.N. report warns that many species of bees and pollinating insects are fast becoming extinct, threatening the stability of the global food supply. The problem is possibly caused by a variety of factors, including monoculture, neonicotinoids and other threats to pollinators.
Animals February 27, 2016
Wild bee populations have declined in areas where they are needed the most. The supply versus demand in the pollinators and crops showed an ironic trend as per analysis of a wide range of bee population data.
Animals December 22, 2015
Researchers found that the sense of smell of bees, which the insects use to find food, may be impaired due to diesel fumes. A form of diesel exhaust was found to chemically alter floral odors thus affecting the pollinators.
Earth/Environment October 20, 2015
By studying the 'DNA soup' made of crushed bees, scientists were able to detect important information vital to the survival of the pollinators.
Earth/Environment July 8, 2015
The world's first 'bee highway' can be found in Oslo, Norway, where particpants around the city are progressively transforming spots into a conducive environment for bees. Endangered bees can be saved through the project's small initiatives, making it a good example for other cites and countries to follow.
Earth/Environment June 29, 2015
A U.S. Geological Survey study shows that rivers and streams in the Midwest, draining the states with the highest reported use of pollinator-threatening neonicotinoids, carry the insecticide through the waters.
Earth/Environment July 25, 2014
Fumes coming from cars and trucks aren’t just bad for humans. They’re awful on moths and possibly other pollinators too by preventing the insects from finding their nectar source and pollinating flowers.
Science June 28, 2014
The Obama administration released a memorandum outlining the strategies and planned actions of the new Pollinator Health Task Force. It's an effort to support and fund research about pollinator deaths and encourage protective measures.
Earth/Environment June 22, 2014