A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies, and disease, a Purdue University study says.
What’s a bee to do when there are very few flowers available and it needs a sugar fix? Wild bees may be responding to climate change and urban expansion by relying on insects to get the sweet stuff, according to a study by Joan Meiners, a Ph.D. student in the[…]Read More »
As the Zika virus outbreak spreads, environmental groups and federal officials are increasing their scrutiny of the practice of aerial insecticide spraying to combat the mosquitoes that spread the disease. Read moreRead More »