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Researchers determine pollen abundance and diversity in five major pollinator-dependent crops

August 29, 2019

A new study provides valuable insights into pollen abundance and diversity available to honeybee colonies employed in five…
Plant probe could help estimate bee exposure to neonicotinoid insecticides

July 18, 2019

Bee populations are declining, and neonicotinoid pesticides continue to be investigated — and in some cases banned —…
Being a friend to bees

June 26, 2019

More than 300 different species of bees call Minnesota home. Worldwide, the number is more than 20,000! And…
Bees Required to Create an Excellent Blueberry Crop

June 18, 2019

Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators—particularly native southeastern blueberry bees—although growers can bring in managed…
As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too

May 23, 2019

There has been a lot of buzz about honeybees’ failing health because they pollinate our produce. Less well…
Popularity of native plants on the rise

May 6, 2019

As you celebrate spring, get your hands in the soil and start buying plants to decorate your garden,…
The hunger gaps: how flowering times affect farmland bees

May 2, 2019

For the very first time, researchers from the University of Bristol have measured farmland nectar supplies throughout the…
Offer nectar to tempt hummingbirds to the garden

April 12, 2019

Hummingbirds are garden jewels, as beautiful as they are valuable. Each weighing less than a nickel, hummingbirds play…
Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire

April 5, 2019

A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that…
Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge

March 28, 2019

For mason bees, the wait for their first meal is a long one, nine months or more while…
Diverse Bee Communities Best for Apple Orchards

March 19, 2019

Honey bees aren’t the only pollinators of apple flowers: bumble bees, sweat bees, mason bees and many other…
Gardening practices can be tailored for pollinators

February 22, 2019

Insect pollinators are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use and other causes. Pollinator gardens are growing in…
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation

January 17, 2019

Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators,…
City gardens could become a safety haven for pollinators

January 15, 2019

It is probably safe to say that most people would like more nature in their lives. More and…
Honey Bee Helpers: It Takes a Village to Conserve a Colony

November 23, 2018

Do you eat fruits and vegetables? What about nuts? If so, you can thank an insect pollinator, usually…
Logging site slash removal may be boon for wild bees in managed forests

August 22, 2018

New research suggests the removal of timber harvest residue during harvesting may be a boon for wild bees,…
Pollinator Biodiversity

July 10, 2018

If you’re moving pollen from one plant to another, you might be a pollinator. Pollinators come in all…
Small bee ‘pollen thieves’ are not effective bumblebee substitutes, study shows

July 4, 2018

Bumblebee populations are declining in the United States for a range of reasons – loss of habitat, pesticide…
UNH Scientists Develop Wildflower Mixes and Strategies to Support State’s Native Pollinators

July 3, 2018

Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire have developed a list…
Floating islands project expands on water quality research to study pollinator plants

June 21, 2018

Islands have returned to Lake LaVerne. The sustainable environments interdisciplinary graduate program’s floating islands research project is back on…
Researchers assess the health of forest pollinators and their link to agriculture

June 18, 2018

Some of Oregon’s most productive crop lands may be pollinated by native insects that live in nearby managed…
Study highlights importance of vertebrate pollinators

February 7, 2018

The importance of birds, mammals and reptiles pollinating plants around the world is the subject of a major…
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