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Bees and butterflies have trouble smelling flowers in polluted air
Researchers have found that diesel exhaust and ozone make it difficult for pollinators to find flowers, reducing plant-production rates.
What’s sweeter than honey to these bees? Rotting meat.
Special germs in their guts help the bees digest flesh.
Pesticides leave a lasting mark on pollinating bees
Bees that encountered the chemicals as larvae went on to produce fewer offspring as adults.
These honeybees have a surprisingly fierce battle cry
The harsh, unpredictable sound shares features of mammal and bird alarm calls.
Simple ways to get carpenter bees to stop remodeling your home
None of these tips involve extermination.
Pesticides might be worse for bees than we thought
Combos of agrichemicals pose compounding risks for pollinators.
Temperature tells honey bees what time it is
Bees have surprisingly complex internal clocks.
5 ways to keep bees buzzing that don’t require a hive
Getting 1,000 bees is like adopting a puppy.
City gardens are abuzz with imperiled native bees
Even with non-native plants, backyard gardens are playing a crucial role for pollinators.
Why some bees and wasps are more likely to sting you
Not all bees and wasps can sting.