Dana Kobilinsky

How does the bee cross the road?

They may be tiny and sky bound but it turns out bees have just as much difficulty crossing busy roads in Michigan as larger species that make use of crossing structures over or under busy

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

FYI News

Bees follow scent patterns on flowers

Bees don’t just follow visual patterns on flowers. They also follow patterns of scent, a team of British researchers found. A study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that bumblebees (Bombus

Dana Kobilinsky

WSB: Mule deer prefer tulips in the spring

What’s a mule deer’s (Odocoileus hemionus) favorite spring snack? Researchers tackled this question to help homeowners determine which flowers to plant to avoid deer gobbling up their gardens. “Deer come along and mow down certain

Dana Kobilinsky

Sick bees choose healthier food sources

Sick bees tend to consume higher-quality pollen compared to healthy bees, according to new research. In a study published in Microbial Ecology, researchers were curious about how parasites impact the foraging behavior of honeybees and