Flowers "communicate" with bees via colour, shape and electrical fields. The latter was discovered only a few years ago and it remained unclear how bees could sense these signals. Now researchers discovered that bees' hairs… continue reading
Solitary bees contribute more than double to the economic benefit of apple pollination than honeybees. This is the output of a recent study in UK. For studying the contribution of different pollinators to apple yield,… continue reading
Stylops ovinae is a parasitoid of the mining bee Andrena vaga. Infested bees hatch earlier in spring than usual. S. ovinae develops in the host, feeding on it already during larval stage. In the adult… continue reading
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