The Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a ban on the use of Dow AgroSciences' sulfoxaflor.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
Everyone wants to save the bees, but we may be saving them to death.
By Berly McCoy
As scientists discover neonicotinoid pesticides in unexpected locations and associated with health problems, a growing body of research challenges the assumption these are safer and less likely to spread than other types of pesticide.
By Jim Daley, Scientific American
Despite their “miniature brains,” honeybees can harness both long-term rules and short-term memory in order to solve math problems.
By Vicky Stein
By Karin Alton and Francis L. W. Ratnieks, The Conversation
There is a common assumption that those plants which delight human eyes will also be the most attractive for bees. Two scientists at the University of Sussex can offer a more empirical take.
If you enjoy a beer on a summer day, you can thank yeast, the microbes that ferment sugar into alcohol and give beer its character. After innumerable generations of using just two types of yeast, a lab in North Carolina…
By JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News
Allergists are warning of a shortage of a little-known product — honeybee, hornet and wasp venom extracts used in shots that prevent life-threatening reactions.
By Roni Dengler
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
By Nsikan Akpan, Matt Ehrichs
Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing over the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees…
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