Tag: Pollinators

August 4, 2016

Changes in forest condition contribute to pollinator decline

Forests in North America have changed rapidly over the past century. Before European settlement, forests were a mosaic of open pine and hardwood forests, prairies, and woodland savannas. Recent studies have...

July 21, 2016

Pollution may send pollinators off-course

For pollinating insects, the scent of a flower is no mere sensory treat. It is a beacon showing the way to essential resources. But air pollution can destroy those fragrant...

July 15, 2016

How an emoji can help pollinators

Pollinators play an important role in our everyday lives, contributing to the cultivation of our favorite fruits and vegetables and the beautiful landscapes we enjoy. As an organization that’s responsible...

June 30, 2016

Wetland bees in the spotlight

Although Pollinator Week just ended, bees in Arkansas are still going strong, and so is an ambitious research project documenting them, the University of Arkansas’s Research Frontiers blog reports. TWS...

June 22, 2016

New Partner supports TWS members and pollinator health

As a new TWS Premier Partner, Bayer Bee Care will help the Society foster an innovative conservation program and stimulate an increase in suitable pollinator habitat. As part of the...

March 2, 2016

The Wildlife Professional March/April issue is online

The latest issue of The Wildlife Professional is now online. Read about ongoing efforts to protect native bee populations in our cover story, Pollinators in Decline. Also learn about how...

January 12, 2016

Researchers Create Wild Bee Abundance Map in U.S.

When it comes to wild pollinators, a lack of cohesive information makes it difficult to know much about bee abundance in the United States. “Without knowledge of the current status,...

September 18, 2015

Bees Have Ways of Self-Medicating

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...

August 21, 2015

Being a Lazy Lawnmower Improves Bee Habitat: TWS Member

Putting off your lawn mowing chores could be a great way to improve bee diversity, according to ongoing research. “There’s an incredible amount of diversity in these lawns when we...

A common eastern bumblebee
July 17, 2015

Bee Soup: A Delicious New Method to Study Populations

Determining bee population numbers is as challenging as determining stock market trends, according to Douglas Yu, an associate professor at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and...