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Bees in freefall as study shows sharp US decline

The abundance of four common species of bumblebee in the US has dropped by 96% in just the past few decades, according to the most comprehensive national census of the insects. Scientists said the alarming decline, which could have devastating implications for the pollination of both wild and farmed plants, was likely to be a […]

Vanishing Honey Bees Could Have Disasterous Consequences

What is devastating the world’s honeybees?In what appears to be a honeybee mystery of Armageddon proportions that has baffled scientists and beekeepers, more than one-third of the nation’s bee population is mysteriously disappearing – and researchers warn the unexplained phenomenon threatens one-third of the American diet. Entire colonies of honeybees are abandoning hives and food […]

Honey Bee Decline Linked To Falling Biodiversity

The decline of honeybees seen in many countries may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests. Bees fed pollen from a range of plants showed signs of having a healthier immune system than those eating pollen from a single type, scientists found. Writing in the journal Biology Letters, the French team says that bees […]