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,


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

Bee Identification–what’s Buzzin’ in my garden

Bees, ants, wasps, and similar insects


Minnesota Public Radio interview featuring research by Vera Krishik and Jonathan Lundgren on milkweed.

Wild pollinators

Flower plantings increase wild bee abundance and the pollination services provided to a pollination-dependent crop

Wild pollinator habitat benefits agriculture

Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification

More species of bees pollinate crops, making blueberry farms see increased yield

Starving hives: Pesticides cause Bumble bees to collect 57% less pollen, study says

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

Milkweed loss hurts monarchs


Milkweed loss in agricultural fields because of herbicideuse: effect on the monarch butterfly population


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


Homeowners Insecticide Use Affects Bumblebees


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


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


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


Disease associations between honeybees and bumblebees as a threat to wild pollinators

RNA Viruses in Hymenopteran Pollinators: Evidence of Inter-Taxa Virus Transmission via Pollen and Potential Impact on Non-Apis Hymenopteran Species

Cross-Species Infection of Deformed Wing Virus Poses a New Threat to Pollinator Conservation

 Pesticide Considerations For Native Bees In Agroforestry

Chronic impairment of bumblebee natural foraging behaviour induced by sublethal pesticide exposure
Transgenic pollen harms monarch larvae 


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