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2015-04-25 16:16:37

Not good: bees are shown to prefer pesticide-contaminated food, and this could negatively impact the bee population.

bees on sunflower
2014-11-26 07:37:17

The loss of wildflowers could be a bigger threat to bee populations than climate change, but stress management could help save these essential pollinators, according to the researchers behind a pair of recently-published studies.

2014-10-15 12:22:53

New survey finds the majority of Americans are unfamiliar with bee colony loss or how they can help SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., Oct.

Tree Bumblebee
2014-09-29 03:00:50

The strikingly rapid spread of the Tree Bumblebee in Britain could be occurring because the bees readily live alongside humans in towns and villages – according to research from the University of East Anglia.

Bumblebees Able To Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
2014-08-01 03:55:22

Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features, like petal color, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards

Bees Tongue Size Matters For A Good Relationship With Flowers
2014-07-17 03:12:23

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship.

Pesticide Use Is Impairing Bees' Abilities To Forage For Pollen
2014-07-10 07:26:46

Bees with long-term exposure to neonicotinoid pesticides exhibit a decreased ability to forage for pollen, according to a new study led by the University of Guelph.

Bumblebee Queens Travel Far And Away Before Starting New Homes
2014-07-01 13:15:09

A study of five different bee species reveals that the queens will travel far from their birthplace before starting new colonies.

bee biodiversity
2014-05-12 09:14:56

Farmers rely on bees to pollinate their crops and increase yields, and a new study from entomologists at North Carolina State University has found the biodiversity of bees in a local ecosystem can have a significant impact on crop yield.

Study Shows Bumblebees Join Other Bees Already Safely Feeding On Flowers
2014-04-30 03:16:03

Bumblebees can distinguish between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.