With pollinators, like bees, pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops around the globe, protecting them from further decline is important for humans and ecosystems alike. On World Bee Day, May 20, people’s bee-haviour can go a long way towards providing food and creating and preserving bee habitats.
York University research may help save rapidly declining bees TORONTO, February 15, 2019 – The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes – known for controlling hygienic behaviour – that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to genomics research conducted at York University. Some […]
The new method could lead to a deeper understanding of how bees communicate location and space through their waggle dance. TORONTO, Monday, July 16, 2018 – A new food reward test has found that foraging honeybees are better at remembering where to find nectar, than younger nurse bees, and it has to do with behaviour, […]
TORONTO, Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Worker and queen honeybees exposed to field realistic levels of neonicotinoids die sooner, reducing the health of the entire colony, a new study led by York University biologists has found. The researchers were also surprised to find that the neonicotinoid contaminated pollen collected by the honeybees came not from […]