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1. 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
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. Real benefits of scientific research measured

Scientists have developed a new way to measure the benefits of scientific research, by looking at the difference it has made to real-life issues.

Tags: Bees
10. A failed invasion

Alien species - plants and animals that become established outside their native home - can cause problems if they monopolise the food and habitats of indigenous species. But things don't always end badly for the locals, as Thomas Ings and colleagues from Queen Mary University found out.

Tags: Bees, Biodiversity

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