Category: Bees

Pollinator Week Movie: Talking to the Bees

I could not resist posting this video, because….well. Who better to explain pollination than Isabella Rossellini!!  Also, the bee pollen basket and waggle dance explanations are quite delightful.  Enjoy!

Pollinator Week Squee

Since it’s Pollinator Week, and we talked about Squee and cuteness yesterday, how about an adorable video from New Zealand about pollination?

It’s National Pollinator Week!

Once again, It’s time to celebrate the little animals that…facilitate plant sex by moving plant sperm around. I’ve discovered over time that a lot of people don’t actually know what pollination is, other than it’s something […]

Bees and Pesticides (again)

(Latest in my series of bee posts for Scientopia) The same day that I published my piece about bees and pesticides, the Pesticide Action Network released a report titled Honey Bees and Pesticides: State of the […]

Bees, pesticides, and CCD: what’s the evidence?

When you apply epidemiology methods to CCD, you might be surprised at the answers you get.

Bees and STDs

Solitary bees have parasites too.

It’s hard out there for a bee

“Bees gone” is not sufficient for a diagnosis of Death by CCD, if you are a CSI Apiarist.

Bumblebees in Spring

It is finally starting to reliably warm up in spring, although we still have a few cold evenings. Bumblebees are one of the first pollinators out in the spring, and the fuzzy adorableness of their bodies does […]