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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

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

Conservation News

Bees Prefer Open Canopy Forests

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 status of other common bees, particularly those found