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The 'blue halo' effect: How some flowers seduce bees

Paris - Hundreds of flower species have evolved the ability to project ethereal halos of blue light invisible to humans in order to lure pollinating bees, researchers revealed Wednesday.

Climate change is disrupting pollination, world's food supply

Milder winters and earlier spring weather has made many people climate-change converts. But the consequences to spring coming earlier than we are accustomed to has effects most people don't think about.

Op-Ed: Zombie bees terrorize Bushwick

Brooklyn - Near Roberta’s in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the bees, like the freaks, come out at night. Earlier today the whole neighborhood was abuzz with talk of swarming bees near Roberta’s Pizza at 261 Moore St.

Vanishing Bees May Mean Still Higher Food Prices

If the attempts to find out why the honey bees have disappear fail it is possible that rising food prices will climb higher still.

Orchids Use Wasps for One Night Stands

"Unquestionably, producing sperm, ejaculate, or seminal fluids is costly for many animals. The energetic demands of sperm production can result in reduced body mass, a shortened life span, or limited lifetime sperm production."

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.

Will The Honeybees Return?

That's the question local area farmers are asking these days. Since so many crops were lost last year due to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of honeybees, some are anxiously awaiting to see what the next month or two brings.
 

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Pictured is the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes).
Pictured is the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes).
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