Sam Droege, native bee guru and Wildlife Biologist from the USGS, is helping lead the charge to find supplemental pollinators, as a result of the decline in Honey Bee numbers. Read how Droege is leading the creation of a national inventory of wild bees, which could eventually be used to save American agriculture.
Scott MacIvor and Andrew Moore have found that Bees are using an unlikely resource to help construct their nests – plastic. Their research has found that two species of megachilid bees have started using plastic, independently of one another, for nest construction. The full article is available here courtesy of the ESA.
Beehives are placed near an airport runway in Hamburg to measure pollution levels on behalf of aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus.
This video captures the social behavior of Bumble bees, one of the eusocial species within the family Apidae, in action!
This article published in the Journal of Applied Ecology details how planting wildflowers adjacent to crop fields serves to increase wild bee diversity and enhance the pollinator services provided by these wild bees.