Tag: honeybees

July 12, 2019

Honeybees spread viruses to wild bees through flowers

Just as doorknobs can spread the flu from one person to another, sharing flowers with honeybees may cause wild bumblebees to contract a pair of deadly viruses. “We know that...

October 15, 2018

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....

March 12, 2018

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...

January 5, 2018

Poor nutrition, pesticides combination increases bee death

Poor nutrition and pesticide use negatively impact bees on their own, but new research shows when these two factors work together, they cause even higher rates of bee mortality. “Most...

June 9, 2015

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...