Responsible use of pesticides includes striving to avoid negative effects on the environment, often with an emphasis on protecting bees and other pollinators. A new study, however, finds that many common methods for minimizing pesticides’ impact on bees—even some recommendations on product labels—are backed by minimal scientific evidence.
Meet Jake Cecala, Ph.D., postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Davis, studying bee-microbe associations and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
The more pollen a bumble bee carries, the higher its body temperature rises, a new study confirms. As average temperatures rise amid climate change, bees and their pollination services in natural ecosystems could be threatened.
A new review looks at innate immunity and superorganism-level social immunity as defenses against immune challenge by viruses in eusocial ants, bees, and wasps.
In many agricultural settings, insect pest traps can also attract bees. In a new report, a group of researchers examine ways to reduce bee bycatch in pest traps while also exploring how bee bycatch can aid in assessing bee biodiversity, population levels, range shifts, and more.