Stinging Insects

EPA Finalizes Bee Protection Plan

EPA Finalizes Bee Protection Plan

January 12, 2017

The agency says its final Policy to Mitigate the Acute Risk to Bees from Pesticide Products is more flexible and practical than the proposed policy. Read More

New Beekeeper Survey Released

New Beekeeper Survey Released

May 17, 2016

Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honeybee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Read More

UCR Study Spells Out Why Some Insects Kill Their Mothers

UCR Study Spells Out Why Some Insects Kill Their Mothers

October 30, 2015

The main advantage is to allow your sister workers to lay male eggs, rather than the queen, who typically stops worker reproduction by egg eating, attacking reproducing workers, and by laying many of her own eggs, according to Kevin Loope, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside. Read More

Bumblebees May Be Adapting to Increase Declining Populations, Researchers Say

Bumblebees May Be Adapting to Increase Declining Populations, Researchers Say

September 29, 2015

Rising temperatures in alpine habitats worldwide have resulted in declines of flowering among indigenous plants and contributed to dramatic declines in populations of several bumblebee species prevalent in those regions. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri in a study published in Science, have found that two alpine bumblebee species have... Read More