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New Research Deepens Mystery About Evolution of Bees’ Social Behavior

A new study has mounted perhaps the most intricate, detailed look ever at the diversity in structure and form of bees, offering new insights in a long-standing debate over how complex social behaviors arose in certain branches of bees' evolutionary tree. The report offers strong evidence that complex social behavior developed just once in pollen-carrying bees, rather than twice or more, separately, in different evolutionary branches—but researchers say the case is far from closed.

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What’s the Best Method to Monitor Wild Bees?

A researcher in Australia sets out to evaluate the various methods for monitoring wild bees and finds that the sweep net outpaces other methods in both the number of bees and number of species collected.

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