The Life of a Solitary Bee

The Life of a Solitary Bee

Bee species’ behavior has fascinated humans for eternity. Throughout the world, we watch them buzzing from flower to flower, collecting pollen. From classical songs to company logos and home décor, we have honored their existence. It’s easy for many of us as casual observers to believe that we understand them, but the bee world is […]

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The weedkiller glyphosate destroys wild bees’ capability to reproduce the next generation

The weedkiller glyphosate destroys wild bees’ capability to reproduce the next generation

The weedkiller glyphosate, according to recent research, has affected wild bumblebees’ ability to keep their hives at the right temperature. Glyphosate is the most widely used insecticide on the planet, and it’s just meant to kill plants. Bumblebees, which are vital pollinators, were left out of regulatory risk assessments, which focus solely on whether a […]

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Researchers find that bumblebees’ body size could make them more vulnerable in a warming world

Researchers find that bumblebees’ body size could make them more vulnerable in a warming world

According to new research, the climate crisis may result in more small-bodied bees but fewer bumblebees, with potentially “cascading” implications on plant pollination and ecosystems. Over the course of eight years, scientists in the United States trapped and studied more than 20,000 bees in a region of the Rocky Mountains to see how different varieties […]

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American Bumblebee Could Be Added to the Endangered Species List

American Bumblebee Could Be Added to the Endangered Species List

The American bumblebee is quickly moving towards the endangered species list as their population has declined by 89% in the last 20 years. The vital pollinators have also already vanished from eight states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will continue analyzing populations and create their “12-month finding” before making a decision. Pesticides, development, and climate […]

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