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An adult worker honey bee collecting pollen. Illustration by Peggy Greb, USDA ARS
Microbes on the Menu for Bee Larvae

August 22, 2019

Bees only feast on nectar and pollen, right? Wrong. Turns out, Nature’s famously busy insect isn’t strictly vegan,…
Pollen is getting worse, but you can make things better with these tips from an allergist

April 8, 2019

Blooming spring flowers signal the beginning of spring, but for millions of people, they also signal the onset…
Graduate student Cassondra Vernier conducted lab experiments and observed hours of bee interactions at the entrance to the hive. She is shown here at Tyson Research Center, Washington University’s environmental field station. (Courtesy photo)
Earning a bee’s wings

February 25, 2019

It is a classic coming-of-age story, in many ways. A honey bee hatches and grows up deep inside…
A physical model for forming patterns in pollen

February 12, 2019

Physicists have developed a model that describes how patterns form on pollen spores, the first physically rigorous framework…
Production of seedless fruits an under-estimated tool for improving food security, research shows

November 15, 2016

The opportunity to produce bountiful levels of vital food crops such as apples, tomatoes and watermelons could be…
Bees use multiple cues in hunt for pollen

November 9, 2016

Bees use a variety of senses and memory of previous experiences when deciding where to forage for pollen,…
Scientists conducted a study analysing evolution of pollen allergens

August 5, 2016

It is said that everything in nature serves a purpose. In fact, even various viruses by some are…
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