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By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
Despite their nickname, the hornets kill at most a few dozen people a year in Asian countries, while other bugs cause more deaths in the U.S. The real threat is their devastating attacks on already at-risk honeybees.
By Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press
The world's largest hornet, with an appetite for honey bees, has been found in Washington state, where entomologists were making plans to wipe it out.
Detroit is known for the rhythms of Motown and the hum of automobile manufacturing plants. Now, one nonprofit is adding a new sound to this urban landscape: the buzzing of bees. Special correspondent Mary Ellen Geist reports on the efforts…
By Mary Ellen Geist
Humans rely heavily on pollinator bees to sustain food production globally. But for decades, the insects' population has declined, in part because of pesticide use. If the die-off continues, it will have huge economic and public health consequences for people.
By William Brangham, Rachel Wellford
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
The Environmental Protection Agency is reversing a ban on the use of Dow AgroSciences' sulfoxaflor.
By Berly McCoy
Everyone wants to save the bees, but we may be saving them to death.
By Jim Daley, Scientific American
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 Vicky Stein
Despite their “miniature brains,” honeybees can harness both long-term rules and short-term memory in order to solve math problems.
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.
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