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New pesticide is as harmful to bumblebees as Neonicotinoids

Agricultural pesticides are used to kill the pests that damage or destroy our crops, but at the same time, these pest killers are also killing the very pollinators that make agriculture possible. So it is with Sulfoxaflor, a new pesticide.

How can the Internet help save the bees?

Wurz - Around the world bee populations are in decline, a result of pesticides, mite infestation and climate change. The Internet could help in the battle to save the bees.

Pesticides damage bumblebees ability to learn, pollinate: study

A new study has found yet more damage pesticides do to our food supply. The ability of bumblebees to pollinate human crops and wild plants is damaged by them, the study found, by disrupting their natural ability to learn.

Britain's best-loved insect revealed

London - To mark the end of biology week in the U.K., and after several rounds of intense voting, the most popular insect in the U.K. has been revealed: the buff-tailed bumblebee.

Canadian company steps in to save the bees

Toronto - The arrival of spring and the drift into summer brings with it a rise in pollen, which can cause problems for those prone to hay fever. A company that specializes in allergy remedies has pledged to help protect Canadian bees.

1 in 10 bees face extinction, new warning announced

Ten percent of Europe's wild bees face extinction, a new assessment called "European Red List" indicates. Furthermore, several species could be lost altogether.

Bumblebees at higher risk from infectious diseases

London - A range or viruses, previously thought only to infect honeybees, appear to pose a new risk to bumblebees. New research highlights the risk to these important pollinators of agricultural crops and wild flowers.

Invasive bumblebees and the decline of bees in Chile

European bumblebees introduced into Chile in the late 1990s have proved to be invasive. This has resulted in a decline in the populations of many native bees to Chile and other regions of South America.

British honeybees under threat from imported bumblebees

Imported bumblebees into the U.K. are spreading diseases that are affecting native bumblebees and honeybees, according to a new study.

Bumblebees sense flowers' electric signals

Bristol - Bees are amazing little creatures that busily help keep our world alive. If bees vanished the Earth would be in deep trouble.

Pesticide risk for Bees

A pesticide, commonly used since the 1990s, has been shown to affect bee colonies and can potentially lead to the collapse of the entire colony. This news has led to calls for greater pre-approval testing of pesticides.

Report: World bee decline signals ‘sixth major extinction’

Geneva - A new report on honey bee and pollinator decline indicates a “sixth major extinction” of biological diversity is currently underway, caused by habitat loss, pollution, pest invasion, and disease, leading to ecosystem havoc vital to human livelihood.

British Bumblebees in Danger

The British bumblebee appears to be in trouble with three species being extinct and the population on the decline. The bumblebee plays a role in crop pollination.

Bumblebees Vanishing Along With The Honeybee

It's not just the honeybee that is vanishing, the bumblebee population seems to be dwindling also. With the bumblebee joining the honeybee on the endangered and vanishing list food production is facing a serious crisis.

Help Bring Bumblebees Back To UK Gardens Say Experts

Green fingered experts in the UK have found that vital bumblebees' nests are more likely to be found in gardens rather than in common woodland, meaning houses with gardens are important for the equally important insect to keep in existence.

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