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There are 14 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Bees".

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1. Do neonicotinoids have a sting in their tail?

Today, the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology has published the results from its large-scale neonicotinoid field study.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Farming, Food, Pollinators, Sustainability
2. How could governments around the world protect bees?

NERC-funded researchers have gathered crucial evidence on how governments and people can best protect pollinators vital to the production of food worldwide.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Environmental change, Farming, Food, Pollinators
3. Citizen science: The people behind the data

From the UK Ladybird Survey to the Big Bumblebee Discovery, volunteer field workers are helping to answer some of science's big questions.

Tags: Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Ecology, Pollinators, Bees
4. Podcast: Common parasite hampers bees' homing ability

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Stephan Wolf of Queen Mary, University of London, and Jason Lim of Rothamsted Research explain why some honeybees may be struggling to make it back to the hive after foraging trips.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Podcasts, Pollinators, UK
5. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
6. Parasitic mite spreads lethal virus to honeybees

A parasitic mite has helped spread a particularly nasty strain of a virus to countless honeybees, helping to wipe out hundreds of colonies, according to the latest study.

Tags: Bees, Disease, Ecology, Food, Pollinators, UK
7. Spider venom offers pesticide hope for bees

A new pesticide, created using spider venom and natural chemicals from snowdrop plants, appears to be harmless to honeybees, a new study has concluded.

Tags: Bees, Farming, Hazards, Insects, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK
8. Diseases spread to wild bees

Diseases that have affected managed honeybee colonies for a number of years have now spread to wild bees, according to new research.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Conservation, Disease, Ecology, Farming, Hazards, Pollinators, UK
9. Studies highlight differences between banned pesticides

Two separate studies have added new weight to the idea that some varieties of controversial neonicotinoid pesticides are less harmful to bees than others.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Farming, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
10. Bee brain study reveals pesticide effect

The brain function of important pollinators can be affected by pesticides even at low concentrations, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Plants, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK

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