Research: Native Pollinators-Pests, Pathogens, Pesticides

USDA- Agricultural Research Services Research Project: Lethal and Sublethal Effects of a Systemic Pesticide on Alfalfa Leafcutter Bees, Location: Pollinating Insects– Biology, Management and Systematics Research , Project Number: 2080-21000-015-24 , Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement , Start Date: Sep 01, 2014 , End Date: May 30, 2017, http://www.ars.usda.gov/research/projects/projects.htm?accn_no=427395

 

Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behaviour induced by sublethal pesticide exposure

Bee Identification–what’s Buzzin’ in my garden
http://pollinator.com/identify/whatsbuzzin.htm

Bees, ants, wasps, and similar insects
http://www.insectidentification.org/bees-ants-wasps-and-similar.asp

 

Minnesota Public Radio interview featuring research by Vera Krishik and Jonathan Lundgren on milkweed.
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/02/10/butterfly-deaths-neonicotinoids

Wild pollinators
http://entomology.cals.cornell.edu/extension/wild-pollinators

Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop
http://pollinatorstewardship.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Flower-plantings-increase-wild-bee-abundance.pdf

Wild pollinator habitat benefits agriculture
http://blog.nature.org/science/2013/08/06/wild-pollinator-habitat-benefits-agriculture/

Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification
https://peerj.com/preprints/184v1.pdf

More species of bees pollinate crops, making blueberry farms see increased yield
http://www.isciencetimes.com/articles/7186/20140509/more-species-bees-pollinate-crops-making-blueberry.htm

Starving hives: Pesticides cause Bumble bees to collect 57% less pollen, study says http://rt.com/news/bees-pesticides-pollen-study-553/

Beyond Honey bees: Now wild bees and butterflies may be in trouble

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/wild-bee-and-butterfly-declines/#slide-id-828241

Milkweed loss hurts monarchs

http://www1.umn.edu/news/features/2012/UR_CONTENT_378473.html

 

Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicideuse: effect on the monarch butterfly population   http://www.mlmp.org/results/findings/Pleasants_and_Oberhauser_2012_milkweed_loss_in_ag_fields.pdf

 

Bees Capable of Learning Feats with Tasty Prize in Sight- March 18, 2014

http://www.uoguelph.ca/news/2014/03/bees_capable_learning_feats_tasty_prize_in_sight.html

 

Homeowners Insecticide Use Affects Bumblebees

http://www.thegrower.com/news/Study-Homeowners-insecticide-use-affects-bumblebees-223509661.html

 

Assessing insecticide hazard to bumble bees foraging on flowering weeds in treated lawns

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23776667

 

Problem solving by worker bumblebees Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apoidea)

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10071-014-0737-0

 

Social Learning in Bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): Worker Bumblebees Learn to Manipulate and Forage at Artificial Flowers by Observation and Communication within the Colony

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/psyche/2013/768108/

 

Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators  http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v506/n7488/full/nature12977.html

RNA Viruses in Hymenopteran Pollinators: Evidence of Inter-Taxa Virus Transmission via Pollen and Potential Impact on Non-Apis Hymenopteran Species http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0014357

Cross-Species Infection of Deformed Wing Virus Poses a New Threat to Pollinator Conservation  http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1603/EC10355

 Pesticide Considerations For Native Bees In Agroforestry https://plants.usda.gov/pollinators/Pesticide_Considerations_For_Native_Bees_In_Agroforestry.pdf

Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behaviour induced by sublethal pesticide exposure
Transgenic pollen harms monarch larvae
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v399/n6733/abs/399214a0.html 

 

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