All Posts Tagged With: "pollination"

Silence of the Bees: Introduction

In the winter of 2006, millions of bees vanished from their hives without a trace. The epidemic set researchers scrambling to discover why honeybees were dying in record numbers -- and to stop the epidemic in its tracks before it spread further.

Feb 16th, 2011 | Comments

The Queen of Trees: Video: Mutual Dependence

The sycomore fig tree and the fig wasp share a curious and important co-dependency.

Aug 25th, 2009 | Comments

The Queen of Trees: Introduction

(Airs Sunday, August 30) It may be one of nature's oddest couples: a tiny wasp and a giant fig tree. The wasp and the fig depend on each other for survival.

Aug 9th, 2009 | Comments

Silence of the Bees: Impact of CCD on US Agriculture

Honeybees pollinate about one-third of crop species in the U.S. If bee colonies were so severely affected by CCD that pollination stopped, could we lose these crops forever?

Jul 20th, 2009 | Comments

Animal Guide: Honeybee

Like ants and termites, common honeybees, which are black with characteristic orange-yellow rings on the abdomen, are social and cooperative insects.

Jun 9th, 2008 | Comments

The Seedy Side of Plants: Introduction

How does such a seemingly passive life form accomplish the complex task of reproduction?

Feb 10th, 2008 | Comments

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