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The Great Honeybee Fallacy

For years, people have understood them to be at imminent risk of extinction, despite evidence to the contrary. Why?

EARTH MONTH | "The Last Bumblebee" film | FREE! | Monthly Monday Eco Flicks

MONTHLY MONDAY ECO FLICKS: Welcome to "The Last Bumblebee" Screening & Panel Discussion at Cinema Arts Theatres! Join us for an evening filled with entertainment and insightful conversations during Earth Month.

The Accolade Global Film Competition Announces Latest Winners! March 2024 Season

DETROIT – The Accolade Global Film Competition is unique in the industry. Attracting both powerhouse companies as well as talented new filmmakers it is an...

Bumblebees surprise scientists with 'sophisticated' social learning

DETROIT – Bees can teach others to master complex tasks, and display a level of social learning traditionally thought exclusive to humans, scientists have found.

Detroit proposal aims to legalize animal keeping for chickens, ducks, honeybees

DETROIT – The City of Detroit is considering an ordinance that would allow residents to keep chickens, ducks and honeybees.

Bee season is coming up in Florida. Here’s how long it will last

Florida is on the cusp of bee season, which means that many residents will be forced to deal with these buzzing bugs for at least a few months.

Rusty patched bumblebee

WASHINGTON — The rusty patched bumblebee will soon gain the critical habitat protection it needs after a federal judge approved an agreement...

Some honeybees in Italy regularly steal pollen off the backs of bumblebees

Honeybees rely on plant pollen as a protein-packed food source. And some are even willing to steal from other bees to get it.

Insects thrive on solar farms planted with native flowers

Two solar farms in Minnesota saw big increases in bees and other insects after a variety of native grasses and wildlfowers were planted among the panels.

Bees are still being harmed despite tightened pesticide regulations, study shows

A new study has confirmed that pesticides, commonly used in farmland, significantly harm bumblebees—one of the most important wild pollinators.

New study reveals that bees cannot taste even lethal levels of pesticides

New research from the University of Oxford has revealed that bumblebees cannot taste pesticides present in nectar, even at lethal concentrations.

What’s being done to save the bees?

California Governor Gavin Newsom just signed a bill to save the bees, making California the 10th state to restrict bee-killing neonicotinoids or “neonics,” a class of pesticides harmful to bees.

Lawsuit Launched to Protect American Bumblebees, Three Other Bee Species

WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice today of its intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect four imperiled bee species...

The Beekeepers Who Don’t Want You to Buy More Bees

It’s like Johnny Appleseed announcing, “Enough with the apples.” But conservationists are trying — and mostly failing — to combat the widespread belief that honey bees are in danger.

Bees to the rescue for UK blueberries

Bumblebees have been credited with helping blueberries withstand wretched summer weather and produce a quality crop.

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The secret life of bumblebees

Bees that build microbreweries, ride a miniature merry-go-round and possibly even wear diapers. In biologist Tobin Hammer’s UCI lab, all sorts of unusual projects unfold.

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Study shows glyphosate impairs learning in bumblebees

What impacts do agrochemicals have on the ongoing global insect decline? Biologists at the University of Konstanz have found out that aversive learning is impaired in bumblebees exposed to glyphosate.

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Natural history collections shed light on bumblebees' modern struggles

A new study highlights potential causes for changing foraging habits of bumblebees. Using advanced molecular techniques called pollen metabarcoding, researchers investigated...

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Pollinator Week: Birds, Bees, & Everything in Between - Robert Watkins

It’s National Pollinator Week! National Pollinator Week is an annual event celebrated from June 19th through June 25th to honor the unsung heroes of our gardens, fields, and farms.

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USDA Recognizes National Pollinator Week - USDA

Agrochemical giants Bayer CropScience and Monsanto violated a 1996 agreement to stop making false and misleading claims about the safety of its popular weedkillers, New York’s attorney general found.

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Weedkiller Manufacturers to Pay $6.9 Million in False Advertising Settlement - Inside Climate News

During the week of June 19 – 25, 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is recognizing National Pollinator Week through the continued commitment and support for pollinator health and research.

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Bees and pesticides: updated guidance for assessing risks

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has reviewed its guidance document on how to assess risks to honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees from plant protection products.

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Study finds carrying pollen heats up bumble bees, raises new climate change questions

A new study from North Carolina State University finds carrying pollen is a workout that significantly increases the body temperature of bumble bees.

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