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

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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. Living highways

A new project aims to make Sheffield a better place to live by attracting more plants and animals to its roadside verges. Tom Marshall spoke to those involved.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Health, Pollinators, UK
4. Much ado about moths

What's up with British moths? Like much of our wildlife, they're being hit hard by habitat loss and responding to warmer weather. Richard Fox and Tom Oliver explain.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, 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. Abundant bugs bring better apples

Apples from trees pollinated by insects are bigger, rounder, and more desirable, according to new research.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK

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