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Pollination in Norway - new report describes current state of knowledge
Insect pollination is vital to humans. Understanding exactly how pollination – particularly by bees and their interaction with plants - are affected by human activities, require extensive knowledge. This knowledge is also im...

Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps Meeting (Report)
The Canadian Pollinator Conservation 2013: Next Steps meeting was held on April 10, 2013 at the University of Toronto, in Toronto, Ontario. Over 85 people attended, including government agencies, land managers, NGOs, conserva...

European Week of Bees and Pollination: Bee Mortality, should We BEE Concerned?
The European Week of Bees and Pollination took place between 3-5 June 2013. The events were organized with the help of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (ULg), BeeOdiversity, and the Bees...

Bee and Pollinator Health a Serious Concern and a Priority: US Pollinator Week Activities Seek to Help
Following the European Pollinator Week ( June , 3-5), the US and many others across the globe are celebrating Pollinator Week on June 17-23, 2013. Established in 2007, Pollinator Week has grown exponentially in scope each ...

Article alert: What's the ‘buzz’ about? The ecology and evolutionary significance of buzz-pollination
Current Opinion in Plant Biology (2013) doi: 10.1016/j.pbi.2013.05.002De Luca PA, Vallejo-Marín MMany plant species have evolved floral characteristics that restrict pollen access. Some of these species ...

Article alert: Habitat loss alters the architecture of plant-pollinator interaction networks
Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1890/13-0977.1Brian James Spiesman and Brian D. InouyeHabitat loss can have a negative effect on the number, abundance, and composition of species in plant-pollinator communities. Altho...

Croatia's uses honey bees to detect dangerous land mines
Detecting dangerous and undetonated land mines has been delegated in croatia to an unsurmisable agent- the honey bee. An estimated 90,000 land mines were planted from 1991 to 1995 during the Balkan Wars that tore the former Y...

Article alert: Microbial symbionts of honeybees: a promising tool to improve honeybee health
New Biotechnology (2013) doi: 10.1016/j.nbt.2013.05.004Crotti et al. Among pollinators, honeybees are the most important ones and exert the essential key ecosystem service of pollination for many crops, fruit...

Pollinators easily enhanced by flowering agri-environment schemes
Agri-environment schemes aimed to promote biodiversity on farmland have positive effects on wild bees, hoverflies and butterflies. Effects on diversity and abundance were strongest when agri-environment schemes prescribed sow...

Event alert: BeeSWeek 2013 - Scientific and Community Panel Forums at University of New Mexico
BeeSWeek 2013, is a two day Scientific and Community Panel Forums at the University of New Mexico. It is an event packed with two key note speakers (Paul Wheaton, founder of permies.com and Valerie Solheim, honey bees in hig...

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