That stings! A new study suggests that genetic material in the pollen-rich diets of worker bee larvae ensures that they never grow up to be queens.
Researcher Tim Reinbott says he’s eager to see how drought-stressed corn and soybean plants react to the change in light and temperature brought by the eclipse.
One of the major threats to U.S. bees is the varroa mite. Researchers are importing sperm from European bees resistant to mites to toughen up America's stock.
A new technique based on recording buzzing bees hopes to show farmers just how much pollinating the native bee population is doing in their fields.
A new study conducted across Europe finds that seeds coated with neonicotinoid pesticides harm bees living nearby, but the damage depends on local conditions.
Two scientists agree that pesticide-laden dust from planting equipment kills bees, but they're proposing different solutions.
Every spring convoys of trucks arrive in almond orchards carrying bees. But why make the 2,000 mile trek instead of raising bees right in central California?
Scientists found that bumblebees are nimble learners, especially when there's a sugary reward at the end. No wonder they're such good pollinators.
A new study has found that fungi-destroying chemicals may make it harder for bees to metabolize their food. And if they can't get energy, they can't fly.
GOP leaders have announced their intentions to roll back the Endangered Species Act, saying, "it has never been used for the rehabilitation of species."
President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy, but the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
A new study makes the case for using bee grubs wasted in honey farming as a protein-rich food source for the future.
In Canada, the province of Ontario is trying to crack down on pesticides called "neonics," with mixed results.
Seven species of the yellow-faced bee, which is the only bee native to Hawaii, have been designated as endangered.
Minnesota's governor has ordered new restrictions on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides, which have been blamed for killing bees.
According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service survey, varroa mites were the top colony stressor for beekeeping operations with five or more colonies.
Ortho is part of the Miracle-Gro family. The company says it decided to phase out neonics from its home and garden products.
Ellie Symes tries to keep her emotions out of her beekeeping, but it's never easy to watch a hive struggle.
An Iowa State University report estimated an 81% decline in the Midwest monarch population 1999-2010, with a 58% decline in milkweed presence at the same time.
The White House's plan outlines how to save habitat and promote research. Some environmentalists wonder if it goes far enough to protect pollinators.