The Intergovernamental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) meets in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this week. Experts from 141 countries discuss the impacts and benefits of biodiversity. The meeting focusses on pollination and its importance… continue reading
Once it was a very common bumblebee in Northwestern US: Bombus occidentalis, the Western Bumblebee. Since the 1990s though, this bee disappeared from great areas of its former distribution range. Now there seems to be… continue reading
Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) is a honeybee disease vectored by Varroa mites. In highly infested honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies, bees with crippled wings and short abdomens are symptoms of varroosis, caused by the virus. Though… continue reading
The introduction of European bumblebees in Chile brought the only native species, Bombus dahlbomii, close to extinction. Two species were introduced in Chile, B. ruderatus and B. terrestris. It seems that the latter not only… continue reading
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