Rare bumblebee makes comeback

February 17, 2016

Populations of the bumblebee species Bombus occidentalis have been taken on a rollercoaster ride of declining and re-emerging, but the bees now appears to be on the ...

Bees Have Ways of Self-Medicating

September 18, 2015

It seems to make sense that chemicals such as alkaloids would be found in stems and leaves of plants and flowers as a way to deter potential herbivores. But it has ...

FWS Grants to Help At-Risk Species

June 23, 2015

Bees and butterflies are among the many species benefiting from an annual grants program funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FWS recently awarded $5.7 ...

Bees Prefer Open Canopy Forests

June 9, 2015

While the decline in honey bees (genus Apis) in the United States is widely known, prompting the government to put forth strategies to protect the species, the ...
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