Tiny sensors may just save bees. Intel and CSIRO have joined together to create tiny bee "backpacks" that will hopefully help researchers discover why bee populations are declining in Australia.
Bees may be able to naturally vaccinate their offspring. Scientists have found out how bees naturally immunize their babies by studying a bee blood protein called vitellogenin.
Scientists have discovered that more than 70 percent of pollen and honey samples collected from foraging bees in Massachusetts contain at least one neonicotinoid, a class of pesticide that has been implicated in Colony Collapse Disorder.
Researchers at James Cook University in Australia have discovered that by gluing tiny transmitters to the backs of insects for the first time, this will help provide new insight into how disease affects the threatened insects.
Climate change is causing bumblebees to decline in force. Now, scientists have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators.
New findings published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology investigate the use of insecticides--specifically neonicotinoids--and their effects on the decline of the honey bee population.
Barn owls may be in danger. Scientists have discovered that barn owls may be threatened by Africanized bees in south Florida.
A sixth mass extinction may have begun. Scientists have used highly conservative estimates to prove that species are disappearing faster than at any time since the time of the dinosaurs.
Aluminum contamination may be impacting bee cognition. Researchers have found that aluminum contamination may be contributing to the decline in bumblebee populations.
Pesticides harm bees. Now, though, researchers have discovered another threat. It turns out that fungicides labeled "safe for bees" also indirectly may hurt these pollinators.
A new genomic study may tell scientists a bit more about the evolution of insect society in bees.