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Rising carbon dioxide levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

Posted by External 17 days ago General — Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have reduced protein in goldenrod pollen, a key late-season food source for North American bees, a new study shows. Read More
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Ground-nesting bees on farms lack food, grow smaller

Posted by External 36 days ago General — The size of a common ground-nesting bee -- an important crop pollinator -- has grown smaller in heavily farmed landscapes, a new study has found. The study points out yet another potential threat to pollinators, along with mites, pesticides and loss of habitat. Read More
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Bees 'dumb down' after ingesting tiny doses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos

Posted by External 55 days ago General — Honeybees suffer severe learning and memory deficits after ingesting very small doses of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, potentially threatening their success and survival, new research suggests. Read More
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Dutch Buzz: Bees Get Smaller, Men Taller

Posted by External 65 days ago General — A team of scientists took a closer look at declining bee populations in the Netherlands and discovered something unexpected — the bees were getting smaller. Read More
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Dogfighting bees perform aerial combat right at researcher’s front door

Posted by External 114 days ago General — Simple consumer-grade equipment was used to study the combat flight behaviors of carpenter bees right at the researcher’s home. Read More
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