Hope for the Rare Western Bumblebee yet?

Hope for the Rare Western Bumblebee yet?

There may be hope for the rare Western bumblebee yet. It had just about disappeared but several citizen scientists have been reporting on the possibility of the species recovery. Will Peterman, who is a citizen scientist, photographer and self-professed “bee-nerd”, states that he wishes he knew why the recovery seems to be happening. Peterman himself was […]

Bees Vital to Survival of Crops and Economy

Bees Vital to Survival of Crops and Economy

Bees are absolutely vital to the economy, as well as to the survival of crops. Upon these minute creatures, whole ecosystems depend for the transfer of pollen between plants. Evidence points to a steep decline in the number of honey bee colonies in the United States between 1947 to present. The number of managed beehives […]

Bees Dying as Causation Debate Continues

Bees Dying as Causation Debate Continues

The debate over the causes of bees dying around the globe continues as a recent Harvard study points to pesticides and a USDA report suggests mite infestation. The Harvard study conducted by Chensheng Lu compared the impact of neonic pesticide application on 12 hives against six other hives in which the chemical was not applied. […]