Bees Collecting Less Pollen Due to Exposure to Pesticides

Bees Collecting Less Pollen Due to Exposure to Pesticides

Bees may be collecting less pollen due to their exposure to pesticides. A study published in the academic journal Ecotoxicology claims that bumblebees that are exposed to certain doses of pesticides gather less than half of the pollen that they would be able to otherwise. Pollen is the only source of protein that bees have […]

Bees Die From Parasite Infestation

Bees Die From Parasite Infestation

Apocephalus borealis is a parasite that lays eggs inside of honey bees. Before they cause the bees to die, however, they make then act erratically, flying around in the dark like zombies who have already met their fate. The infestation is giving beekeepers and farmers a reason to worry as it is present in the […]

Bees and the Big Swatter from Outer Space

Bees and the Big Swatter from Outer Space

Bees – and the ancestors of carpenter bees, in particular – felt the wrath of the big swatter from outer space 65 million years ago. And it nearly wiped them out, a new study finds. Why they survived is a mystery. But if researchers can figure it out, modern-day bees might also be saved. Researchers […]

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