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Scientists say bumblebees can sense flowers' electric fields through the bees' fuzzy hairs.

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say.

Using the insecticide thiamethoxam in spring could reduce bee numbers later in the year, a study finds.

Pesticide 'hits queen bee egg development'

Bumblebees: Pesticide 'reduces queen egg development' - BBC News

▶ HONEY BEES CLOSE UP TENDING A QUEEN — This is an HD video I made of honey bees tending a queen bee on new comb. The hive was started approximately 2 weeks before this clip. I used a Panasonic TM700 HD camcorder on fully 1080p setting with a macro lens attached. | YouTube (Mike Larsen, 5/5/2011, 2:12)

▶ HONEY BEES CLOSE UP TENDING A QUEEN — This is an HD video I made of honey bees tending a queen bee on new comb. The hive was started approximately 2 weeks before this clip. I used a Panasonic HD camcorder on fully setting with a macro lens attached.

Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are declining faster than others.

Battle for nesting sites triggers declines

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The White-tailed bumblebee emerges early in the spring Competition for nesting sites could explain why some birds and bumblebees are.

Research from North Carolina State University, published in Scientific Reports…

In 2006 a phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) emerged. Beekeepers and scientists noticed that large numbers of adult honey bees were leaving their hives and failing to return Ace Exterminators

Bumblebee colonies at risk of extinction after pesticide exposure: study | CTV News

Bumblebee colonies at risk of extinction after pesticide exposure: study | CTV News

Honey Bee Lab and Organization Links - eXtension

Male Melissodes bees apparently sleeping in a sunflower. Credit: Zach Huang Many government agencies, private interest.

#Bees added to U.S. Endangered Species List for the 1st time. #pollinators

Bees Added To U.S. Endangered Species List For 1st Time

Bees Added To U. Endangered Species List For Time October PM ETReport: More Pollinator Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply

Placer Nature Center's Blog: All the buzz about native bees

Placer Nature Center's Blog: All the buzz about native bees

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