Dana Kobilinsky

Bark beetle outbreaks benefit wild bees

While bark beetle outbreaks can be problematic for western forests, they may actually be a boon to wild bee populations. “These large natural disturbances should not be perceived as completely negative,” said Seth Davis, an

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Wild bees boost crop yields

Honeybees get most of the attention, but wild bees also play an important role in pollinating some crops. A recent study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B found that for six crops

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