Conservation News

Bumble bee species have favorite flowers

Different species of bumble bees in the Sierra Nevada select different types of flowers, according to new research, which has conservation implications for promoting the growth of pollinator populations. In the Plumas National Forest, researchers

Conservation News

Putting a number to bee habitat

When Rick Johnstone went about improving bee habitat in a utility easement at Maryland’s Patuxent Wildlife Refuge, he could see the difference taking place on the ground within a year. Invasive plants like autumn olive

Nala Rogers

How bumble bees balance their diet

When bumble bees go foraging, they are seeking more than a pretty flower. The insects select pollen with just the right nutrients, preferring a protein-to-fat ratio of about five to one, according to new research.